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Goodwill seeks volunteers for free tax preparation program

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is seeking volunteers for its GoodTAXES program located in the Rockford regional area, DeKalb, Belvidere and Beloit, WI. The GoodTAXES Program offers free income tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income area residents from January to April each year. The program is entering its 10th year at Goodwill with over 18,000 tax returns filed in the 10 year span.

There are many different roles available at Goodwill’s tax sites and no experience is necessary to become a volunteer. All training is provided free of charge. Volunteer opportunities include tax preparers, greeters, customer service assistants, and interpreters. Volunteering hours are flexible and include days, nights and weekends. Training takes place starting in December with sign-ups starting immediately.

To volunteer or to get more information, call Goodwill at 815-987-6205, go online at or email

Goodwill’s GoodTAXES Program is supported by the United Way of the Rock River Valley and the IRS.