Tax Assistance Program

What’s Offered:

  • FREE Income Tax Preparation
  • State, County & Federal Tax Forms
    – prepared & submitted
  • In- Person and No Contact Virtual Return Process available
  • Dates: January 29 – April 9, 2022

How to Sign Up & Get Started:

  • Call Lafayette Urban Ministry at 765-423-2691
    • Make an Appointment
      • In Person Clinics
        • Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
        • Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
        • Required for All In-Person Appointments
          • Must wear a Mask (over the nose)
          • No Children Allowed
          • For February in-person clinics, all clients must be vaccinated
      • Virtual Return Process
        • Schedule a one week window when your return will be done
        • Make a no-contact, Saturday morning appointment to drop off your materials and get them scanned
        • Pick up intake forms from LUM or get them by mail
        • Provide contact info and best times to call you
    • First come, first served — limited number of appointments
      • Starting January 18, 2022 – Making Appointments for February
      • Starting February 16, 2022 – Making Appointments for March and April
    • Location – LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
    • CityBus – Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4th Street
  • CANCELLATION – If you sign up and change your mind — PLEASE call LUM (765-423-2691) and cancel your appointment so another family may use it
  • NO walk-ins

During your Appointment Week – Virtual Appointments Only

  • Two Phone Calls — one for intake interview and one for final review. You must answer your phone.
  • After final review, come to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN) on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon to sign forms so they can be 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
  • IRS Letter 6475 stating how much you received in the 3rd Stimulus payment
  • IRS Letter 6419 documenting how much received in Advanced Child Tax Credits
  • 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

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

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