Helping Thousands Of Low-income Households One Tax Return At A Time
Tax Assistance Program (TAP)
Through TAP, we offer free electronic preparation and filing of individual income tax returns to help clients access critical tax refunds. Last year alone, we secured more than $39 million in refunds for hardworking Chicago-area taxpayers, money that can often mean the difference between treading water and turning a corner.
The Guidance To Do More Than Just Dream Of College
Financial Aid For College
Through hundreds of on-site visits, we’ve helped students access more than $319 million in financial aid for higher education through our LIFT program, money that can turn the dream of college into a reality.
Building A Foundation Of Knowledge And Creating A Pathway To Financial Success
Improving your financial situation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes the right tools and know-how. Which is why we offer free financial education through our LIFT program to help individuals navigate an often complex economic landscape so they can take steps towards achieving financial stability.
Simplifying the Process of Obtaining an ITIN
As a Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA), Ladder Up has helped 340 taxpayers apply for or renew Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to help them meet tax filing requirements as well as secure important tax credits.