Who is eligible

Exact dates for the 2017 tax year will be released in early 2018.

Clients for the Community Tax Assistance Program (TAP) qualify by:

  • Being either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR, or green card holders), AND
  • Having tax year earnings at or below the TAP income limit of $45,000

Unemployed taxpayers are also eligible if their tax year earnings were at or below the TAP income limit prior to collecting taxable unemployment benefits, even if the total of earnings and unemployment exceed the income limit of $45,000. TAP clients are assisted at many different locations by Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College students, as well as faculty and local CPA volunteers, familiar with tax preparation.

Additionally, the program provides individual on-site help (at home, at extended care facilities, at social service agencies) to elderly, frail, or mobility-impaired taxpayers unable to visit a regularly scheduled TAP center. During the tax season (February through April 15), please call 574-631-7863 to request such help. After April 15, please call 574-631-6142 for follow-up service in the community program.