Tax time is here.

In Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois there are groups who provide free assistance in preparing your taxes for individuals who make $30,000 and under per year and couples who make $50,000 and under.

You should check with your local public library, and they will be able to get you information for times and locations of the groups providing free tax preparation.

Filing your taxes is important because you may be entitled to a refund, or the earned income tax credit may result in money to you.