If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS cannot issue your refund before February 15.
Plan ahead if your refund will be delayed.
No one can speed up your refund. Be cautious of predatory lenders and stick with people you trust.
Even if you think the IRS may delay your refund, we encourage you to file early. Filing early can help prevent identity thieves from filing a fraudulent return in your name.
The City offers FREE tax help at sites around the city starting on Saturday, February 1, 2020, with some sites opening on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Click here for a full list of locations where free tax help is available.
Who Has to Renew an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)?
There are three groups of ITIN holders who may need to renew their ITINs so they can be used on returns filed in 2020:
How will I know if my ITIN is expiring?
You will likely receive a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicating that your ITIN or the ITIN of someone on your tax return will expire on December 31, 2019.
How to Renew an ITIN
Only ITIN holders who need to file a tax return or who will appear on a filed return need to renew their ITINs. Others do not need to take any action.
There are three methods taxpayers can use to submit their W-7 application package to renew their ITIN. They can:
Ladder Up is a Certified Acceptance Agent and offers free ITIN renewal assistance for families earning up to $56,000 and individuals earning up to $30,000 annually. Capacity is limited and appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact:
Download the City of Chicago’s ITIN Renewal Flyer for more information: