Saint Mary School has prepared two communications to update you about the Tax Credit Scholarship Process:
There is still time to DONATE to the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship fund.
Learn more by clicking here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1o6L_oo4q_YpbW9-5N1aCJp31mak_WTJIrGQ6tRf5n-E
APPLY for a Tax Credit Scholarship (TCS).
Registration for Empower Illinois will open on Tuesday, February 27th at 7 pm. https://empowerillinois.org/
The application is a two-step process. First, reserve your place in line by completing a brief online form. This step will determine your place in line for the first-come, first-served scholarships. After reserving your place in line, families will be emailed a unique link and use their reservation code to complete the full application.
BE SURE TO WRITE DOWN/RECORD YOUR 19 CHARACTER REGISTRATION NUMBER.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TCS APPLICATIONS
Household Income: · Form 1040 (Federal Tax Return), Page 1 &2 only, 2016 or 2017
o Complete tax return required if a business owner
· If Do Not File taxes, provide other evidence of income: Examples: W-2, recent pay stubs, Form 1099, official letter from employer, disability statement, etc.
Proof of Residence (one of the following):
· Illinois Driver's License with current address · Illinois State ID with current address · Utility bill with name and current address Evidence of Child’s Age for
Kindergarten and 1st Grade students only (one of the following) · Birth certificate · Passport
Public Assistance (provide documentation if receive benefits for): · SNAP · WIC
Families should know: Number of the Public School District in which the household resides:
Example: #299 for Chicago Public School System
The Archdiocese of Chicago is hosting events this week about the Tax Credit Scholarship process.