Lewis & Clark Community College 5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035
Supporting Free Tax Services for Low Income Families
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Taxes Done Free!*
  • Welcome to the Alton Area Tax Project
  • WHAT WE DO:Provide free tax services for low income Families.
  • WHO QUALIFIES?Those with an annual income less than $54,000.
  • OUR LOCATION:Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey IL 62035
  • OTHER FREE SERVICES:Open a Checking, Savings and get a Free credit report.
  • HAVE QUESTIONS?Click here to contact us!
Gateway EITC Community Coalition was established in 2002 as a community coalition of partner agencies dedicated to serving low income families in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  We strengthen the financial security of low to moderate income families by providing free income tax preparation and supportive services to promote the use of tax refunds for saving and asset building.

The Mission Statement of the GECC is
: "To unite the community by educating and assisting eligible individuals and families in receiving tax credits and refunds to raise their living standards."
Hours & Location
We will be open beginning:
Saturday, January 28, 2017 through Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am-1:00pm

Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035
(in the Nursing Building, Room NUL203)
**Please note: the tax site will be closed whenever the Lewis & Clark campus is closed due to weather conditions.
Preparing for your
Other Free Services
What to bring?
We offer a variety of additional financial services that you and your family can take advantage of at our tax sites.
There are several documents needed to file your taxes. Make sure you are prepared with what is needed to bring with you to your appointment.
Click to visit My Free Taxes
Hate having to buy new tax software every year? Individuals or families with a combined income less than $62,000 can file using MyFreeTaxes.
Prepare your Federal return and up to 3 state returns, e-file them and get your refunds by check or by direct deposit.

If you have tax questions or need help with the tax program, call 1-855-My-Tx-Help. An IRS certified volunteer will respond as quickly as possible but definitely within 24 hours.  
(Don't forget to check the Help answers in the tax program before you call.)
Volunteer Opportunities
Donations Appreciated
Volunteers are needed to electronically prepare federal and state tax returns in your community for low to moderate income families (less than $54,000 annual income).

We need tax preparers and volunteers to greet, handle interviewing and intake, assist with outtake, child care and technical support

What's in it for you?

Free Volunteer Training, Free Tax Preparation for you and members of your family, networking opportunities, and a great resume builder.

Won't you join with us as part of our community effort and have a great time helping others?
All gifts made to the Gateway EITC Community Coalition are tax deductible. Last year for every dollar donated to GECC, $60 was returned to the local community.

All donations will be used to support our program of providing free Federal and State tax services to our clients.
Donations Welcome
During the 2016 tax season we prepared 9,960 Free Tax Returns for our clients. The estimated total savings for preparer fees alone was $2.6 million.

Because of Gateway's efforts,
$10.3 million in Federal and State refunds entered our community's economy.

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Areas Served
Contact Us
We proudly serve residents throughout the Alton Riverbend area including St. Louis. Primarily, we provide tax services to Alton, Belleville, Bethalto, Brighton, East Alton, Edwardsville, Fosterburg, Grafton, Granite City, Godfrey, Greenfield, Greenville, Jerseyville, Kane, O'Fallon, Roxana and Wood River.
Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035

Phone: 618-980-3912
* less then $54,000 annual income
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