HomeStart begins Smart Taxes Program

Making Life Easier for Individuals During Tax Season


Filing state and federal tax returns every year can be a painful and increasingly complicated process – or not. The IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers at HomeStart make it FREE and EASY to prepare state and federal income taxes – and get the refunds you qualify for.

It’s a fast-growing program available to both families and individuals earning less than $57,000 a year.

Schedule an Appointment

Tax Season Schedule:

HomeStart Rockford
803 N. Church Street, Rockford
Tuesday-Thursday from 9 am – 3pm

HomeStart Freeport
307 W. Main Street, Freeport
Tuesday-Thursday from 9 am – 3pm

Call (815) 977-8329 to make an appointment.

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