Who is eligible

For tax year 2016, the program’s free tax return preparation will begin Saturday February 11, 2017 and will end on Thursday April 13, 2017

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

  • Being either US citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR, or green card holders)
  • 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  familiar with tax preparation, as well as faculty and local CPA volunteers.  

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) telephone 574-631-7863 to request such help. After April 15, please call 574-631-6142 for follow-up service in the community program.