LUM Income Tax Assistance Impacts Local Economy


For 13 years, Lafayette Urban Ministry has partnered with the IRS Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to bring free, quality, tax return preparation services to hundreds of low-income wage earners in our community. This year, more than 750 joint and individual state and federal tax returns were prepared — with more than $1.3 million in tax refunds and tax credits returned to local low-income households, which undoubtedly will be funneled back into our local economy.

Close to 40 LUM volunteers received IRS certification to prepare tax returns. It’s a big commitment of time and effort, but the intrinsic rewards for the LUM volunteers are big too. The LUM Tax Assistance Program is led by Sandra Dunn-El. For more information on the LUM Income Tax Assistance Program, click HERE.

{Pictured above from L to R are some of the LUM Tax Assistance volunteers—Xi Wang, James “Jim” Pechin, Ann Pellegrino, Patti O’Callaghan, John Schneider & Sandra Dunn-El.

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