Tax Credit Scholarship

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.

Click here to learn more about the APPLYING for TCS.

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.

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