(CBS) — Tax season is starting and WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports that on Tuesday the IRS begins accepting electronically-filed returns.
 
To mark the occasion, the country’s largest tax preparation company is making customers an offer: bring us your taxes and we’ll feed you and any dependents with you.

“Once you come in to get your taxes done, once you complete them, you can come out – we’re going to have food trucks at locations where you can come have food and enjoy yourselves,” said Riley Holmes with H&R Block in Chicago. “You’ll be served by tax professionals. You’ll get educated about the Affordable Care Act.”

He calls the health reform law the biggest change in the tax code in the past twenty years and says it’s going to be complicated for individual taxpayers to navigate it on their own.

“If you enrolled in the marketplace, you will need a form. It’s called a 1095-A. We wanted to make sure people know that so when they come in, they won’t be surprised.”

And taxpayers without health insurance could be hit with a penalty.

Starting Thursday, the food trucks will be parked outside H&R Block offices at the following locations around the Chicago area. The trucks will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Jan. 22nd, Riverside Square Shopping Center, 3125 S. Ashland, Chicago IL, 60608
  • Jan. 23rd Riverside Square Shopping Center, 3125 S. Ashland, Chicago IL, 60608
  • Jan. 26th Yards Plaza, 4632 S. Damen Chicago IL, 60609
  • Jan. 27th Lake Meadows Shopping Center, 458 E. 35th Street, Chicago Il, 60616
  • Jan. 28th Lake Meadows Shopping Center, 458 E. 35th Street, Chicago Il, 60616
  • Jan. 29th Jeffrey Plaza, 2101 E. 71st Street, Chicago IL 60649
  • Jan. 30th Jeffrey Plaza, 2101 E. 71st Street, Chicago IL 60649
  • Feb. 2nd Blackstone Plaza, 1509 E. 87th Street, Chicago IL, 60619
  • Feb. 3rd Chatham Ridge Shopping Center, 120 W. 87th Street, Chicago IL, 60620
  • Feb. 4th Chatham Ridge Shopping Center, 120 W. 87th Street, Chicago IL, 60620
  • Feb. 5th Stony Island Plaza, 1733 E. 95th Street, Chicago IL, 60617
  • Feb. 6th 10801 s. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620