Tax Assistance Program

Tax Assistance is Closed for 2021

File your own Taxes — Perfect for anyone with a simple return

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What’s Offered:

  • FREE Income Tax Preparation
  • State, County & Federal Tax Forms – prepared & submitted
  • No Contact Virtual Return Process
  • Dates: January 30 – April 9, 2021

How to Sign Up & Get Started:

  • Call Lafayette Urban Ministry at 765-423-2691
    • Make an Appointment — one week window when your return will be done
    • Provide contact info and best times to call you
    • First come, first served — limited number of appointments
  • If you sign up and change your mind — PLEASE call LUM and cancel your appointment so another family may use it
  • NO walk-ins

How to Send your Tax Information (AFTER you have scheduled an appointment by phone):

  • Fill out a questionnaire/upload documents online, click HERE
  • Get intake forms in the mail or by email
    — Fill out plus a list of all required documents, and
    — Make a no contact Saturday appointment
    — Come in and get everything scanned

During your Appointment Week

  • Two Phone Calls — one for intake interview and one for final review. You must answer your phone.
  • Final Review—Before your final review, you will be sent a copy of your return by secure email
    You will be
    asked you to pick up your return at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN

Last Steps

  • After final review, come to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN) during set daytime/evening hours to sign forms so they can e-filed

Who may sign up:

  • Tippecanoe County (Indiana) residents only
  • Household combined income of less than $57,000

What you should bring with you:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Social security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on your tax return
  • Earned Income Information — Forms & information on any income you earned last year (W-2 forms, 1099s, 1099 SSA and/or unemployment statements)
  • Interest & dividend statements
  • Property taxes receipts or rent paid information (landlord name & address)
  • Childcare receipts (provider’s name, address & TIN)
  • Education expense receipts and 1098 form
  • Health care coverage forms (1095-A, 1095-B 1095-C)
  • Health Savings Account information, if applicable
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, if applicable
  • IRS Notices — Any notices sent to you by the IRS
  • A copy of your LAST YEAR’s tax return, if you have one
  • Bank routing number & account number — for direct deposit

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Contact information:

Josh Prokopy, Tax Assistance Program director | 765-423-2691

If you need help preparing your taxes, please may also call one of the other tax preparation sites in Tippecanoe County:

  • United Way (phone: 765-421-6163) – Please note, when calling United Way, you will get an automated message.  Leave your name and number, and someone will call you back to make an appointment.
  • Salvation Army (phone: 765-742-0006  ) – ONLY for clients 55 and older