LUM Tax Assistance Program Persists in 2022

LUM Tax Program Adapts, Persists & Succeeds

Each year, the LUM Tax Assistance Program offers FREE income tax preparation services for eligible, low-income households and individuals who reside in Tippecanoe County. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 resurgence in early 2022, LUM offered both in person and virtual options for our tax assistance clients.

Some interesting statistics about this year’s LUM Tax Assistance Program are as follows:

  • 309 – Income Tax Returns filed
    • 22 of which were Eldery Tax Credit Returns
  • $453,000 – Total Refunds
    • $407,000 – Federal Refunds
    • $46,000 – State Refunds
  • $121,480 – Total – Earned Income Credit
    • $116,000 – Federal – Earned Income Credit
    • $5,480 – State – Earned Income Credit
  • $21,578 – Average Adjusted Gross Income

How the LUM Tax Assistance Program is a vital program that boosts the local economy:

  • Refunds boost our local economy by increasing sales and creating jobs in retail
  • Lower wage workers can’t afford to have their tax returns prepared professionally – or have limited access to technology to prepare their own
  • Federal & state support for working families is often offered through tax code
  • If individuals don’t file, significant tax credits will be left unclaimed

LUM is proud of the volunteer Tax Assistance team for making it possible to continue offering this service during the COVID resurgence. This year the volunteers were as follows:

  • In PersonConnie Decker, Jan Engle, Dan Gukien, Olena Hillberry, Stacey Hosler, Joan Marshall, Mary Kay McCauley, Nina Morgan, Carol Robicheaux, Tricia Sembroski, Ron Smith, and Terry Stewart
  • Virtual Kathy Hicks, Ai Ai Lau, Patti O’Callaghan, Rob Patrick, Paul Preckel, Bharathi Raghothama, Andrea Schmidt, and Janet Winters

Join us in THANKING these volunteers.

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