Qualifying individuals may receive free help preparing federal and state tax returns at locations across Minnesota. You may be eligible for this assistance if any of the following are true:
- You are a senior citizen,
- You are disabled
- You speak limited or no English; or
- Your income is $30,000 or less for individuals, or $50,000 or less for families.
Help with your current tax return is available during the tax season. Most free tax preparation sites are open February 1- April 15. At some locations, help is available during the summer months for Property Tax Refund returns or prior year income tax returns.
Search for free tax preparation sites
Information on tax assistance sites is provided by volunteer organizations. Although this information was current when posted, hours and dates of tax assistance sites are sometimes changed during the filing season.
Please review the opening and closing dates for each site listed after you perform your search.
If you are unable to locate a site within your area, please call 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094 for assistance.
All sites provide services in English. To find a site that provides assistance in another language, please choose from the Language drop down menu below.
Search for free tax preparation sites using any of the following values. Please select zip code OR county; not both.
What should I bring with me?
You should bring any statements, forms, receipts or other documentation that show income you received, tax-deductible expenses, and property tax or rental payments you made. The list below includes the records needed most often; you may disregard any that don’t apply to you.
What should I bring with me to have my taxes prepared:
- Photo identification
- Social Security cards (or Individual Identification Number (ITIN) card or letter) for you, your spouse, and all dependents listed on your return
- Birth dates for you, your spouse, and all dependents listed on your return
- Last year's tax returns
- If you wish to use the direct deposit/direct debit option, be sure to bring your checkbook with you to verify your bank account and routing information.
- Income statements or forms:
- Wages from each job (Form W-2)
- Interest (Form 1099-INT)
- Dividends (Form 1099-DIV)
- Sale of stock (1099-B)
- Retirement Plans( Form 1099-R)
- Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G)
- Unemployment (Form 1099-G)
- Social Security Benefits (Form SSA)
- Miscellaneous income (1099-MISC)
- Any other statements showing income from other sources (Examples include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA), General Assistance (GA), veterans’ benefits, workers’ compensation, etc.)
If applicable, also bring:
- Tuition expenses for university, college or technical college (Form 1098-T)
- Interest statements for student loans (Form 1098-E)
- IRA contributions
- Records of any itemized expenses you may wish to deduct, such as:
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Noncash donations
- Cash donations
- Vehicle license tabs
- Property taxes paid
- Job-related moving expenses
- Mortgage interest paid (Form 1098)
- Tax preparation fees
- Uniform costs
- Daycare expenses (For each provider you paid, you must provide the name, address, amount paid, and Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN).)
- Receipts for education expenses you paid for your children in grades K-12, such as:
- Educational software
- Private school tuition or tutoring
- Academic books/materials
- Music lessons and music equipment purchases or rentals
- Tuition for academic summer camp
- Instructor fees for drivers education
- School supplies (pencils, notebooks, etc.)
- Property Tax Refund documents
- Renters: Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) from your landlord
- Homeowners: Statement of Property Tax Payable mailed by the county in March