Getting your tax documents prepared for filing and actually filing your taxes can be difficult for anyone. At the Porter County Public Library System, we want to help our library patrons any way we possibly can, which is why we provide tax services to the Porter County community every year during tax season. If you are looking for help, we encourage you to read the frequently asked questions on this page and be sure to contact your library branch for any additional information you need about our PCPLS tax services.
PLACES TO GO FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE
These services are generally for low-income, low-income seniors, and low-income disability. These services are also for relatively basic taxes. Most of these places cannot do taxes for people with more complex forms, business or self-employment forms, most out-of-state forms, etc. Please call these specific locations for limitations, dates, and times.
*South Haven – 219-759-4474
*Valpo – 219-462-0524
*Kouts – 219-766-2271
*Michigan City – 219-873-3049 (taking appts. 2nd week of Jan.)
*Crown Point – 219-663-0270 (call after Jan.10)
Gary – Visit their website here for more information
*Portage – Bonner Senior Center (762-3591)
*Valparaiso – Banta Activity Center (462-1301) (Coming Soon)
Some Local Universities
If you get an answering machine leave a message and someone will call back, usually within 24 hrs., to schedule a time.
*Indiana University Northwest (Gary, School of Business) 219-980-6552 (taking calls end of Jan/beginning Feb)
*United Way of Porter Co. (Valparaiso) 464-3583, ext.128 (call after Feb.1)
*Urban League of NWIN Tax Assist. Program, Community Action Asset Building (Gary) 980-2093
(leave msg. w/your info. & they will call back after Jan.25 to schedule a time)
*Calumet Township Center (Gary) 880-4910
*LaPorte Salvation Army 219-326-5342, ext.2025 (call after Feb.1) call 211 for more locations in LaPorte Co.
IRS (Merrillville) 736-4378 (general info.) & 844-545-5640 (to make appt. for questions/help, not preparation)
IN DOR (Merrillville) 769-4267 (don’t prepare, but do answer basic walk-in questions)
The PCPLS staff is ready to help you file your taxes and answer any questions you have about our tax services!