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ND, Saint Mary’s begin annual free community tax preparation

by Gail Hinchion Mancini
Publication: Notre Dame News

February 11, 2011

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University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College accountancy students in the Vivian Harrington Gray Tax Assistance Program (TAP) will provide free income tax return preparation to low-income and disabled taxpayers in various community locations through April 18.

Beginning Saturday (Feb. 12), accounting students, assisted by accounting faculty and local Certified Public Accountant volunteers, will provide income tax preparation help to U.S. citizens and legal residents whose tax earnings are at or below approximately $40,000. Each location will host a regular time and day through April, excluding the days of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s spring break, March 12 to 20. Clinic location and hours are:

  • Notre Dame Downtown, Mondays, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch, Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm.
  • River Park library branch, Tuesdays, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Western Avenue library branch, Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Center Twp. library branch, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Near Northwest Neighborhood Center, Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Mishawaka-Penn Library, Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m.


Clinics also take place at Notre Dame, Wednesdays, 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Center for Social Concerns, and Saint Mary’s, Wednesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Spes Unica Hall.

Community members who plan to use the service should bring the following documents to the clinic: Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; a photo ID, and all tax documents such as W-2s that support federal and state income tax returns. A copy of last year’s federal and state tax return, if available, is very helpful. Additional details are available here.

TAP has brought together students, faculty and local CPAs for low-income assistance since 1972. Last year, the program helped local residents file more than 3,800 tax forms.

Contact: Ed Hums, TAP coordinator, 631-4644