Tax Assistance Program

What’s Offered:

  • FREE Income Tax Preparation for Tippecanoe County (Indiana) residents with a household combined income of less than $76,000.
  • Federal and State tax forms are prepared and submitted electronically.
  • All appointments are In-Person Only
  • No walk-in appointments.
  • We will no longer prepare Foreign Student and Scholars federal returns. Please use Purdue’s Glacier system.
  • Dates & Times: January 30, 2024 – April 11, 2024
    • Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: LUM Office, 420 N 4 th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • City Bus Route #1A Market Square – Drop off at Brown Street and 4 th Street.

How to Sign Up & Get Started:

  • For In-Person Appointments: Click on ‘Sign Up for In-Person Tax Appointment’ at the top of this page. This will direct you to a scheduling page for you to sign up electronically for an in-person appointment. You will be informed as to which materials to bring. The necessary materials are also below. A text message will be sent to you reminding you of your appointment. At this appointment we will prepare your tax return, explain the return to you, have you sign the return, and electronically submit it to the IRS and state agencies.
  • If you prefer talking to a person to schedule your appointment, please contact Lafayette Urban Ministry at 765-423-2691. The receptionist will be happy to schedule it for you.
  • First come, first served – limited number of appointments available during each time slot.
  • Cancellation – If you sign up and change your mind, please contact LUM (765-423-2691) to cancel your appointment so another family may use it.

What you should bring with you:

  • Valid Photo ID (IRS Requirement)
  • Social security cards or ITIN cards for ALL persons on your tax return. (IRS Requirement)
  • Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit of refund
  • W-2 forms for all employment during 2023
  • All 1099 forms received, 1099 SSA and unemployment statements
  • Interest and dividend statements
  • Real estate property tax receipts OR landlord name and address
  • Childcare receipts, with provider’s address and TIN
  • Education expense receipts and Form 1098
  • Health care coverage forms (1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C)
  • Health Savings Account information
  • Any IRS notices sent to you
  • Copy of your last year’s tax return, if you filed. (In case we have questions)

Contact information:

Dan Guckien, Tax Assistance Program director | 765-423-2691

If you need help preparing your taxes, you 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

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