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Last Updated: 6/23/2016

Grants Available for Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Services

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that provide volunteer taxpayer assistance services to low-income and disadvantaged Minnesota residents. Nonprofit organizations must qualify under IRC section 501(c)(3) to be eligible.

For fiscal year 2016, the department will issue up to $400,000 in grants.  Grant funds not awarded by June 30, 2016 will no longer be available.

Grant Program Definitions

Taxpayer assistance services include:

  • Preparation of federal and state income and property tax returns
  • Personal representation before the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service

Low income is $53,000 or less.

Disadvantaged individuals include:

  • Individuals with limited English-speaking ability
  • Seniors age 65 years or older
  • Individuals with a disability  

Application Process

  1. Review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for information and requirements.
  2. Apply by following the instructions in the RFP. We must receive your proposal by 2 p.m. Central Time, August 26, 2015. Late applications will not be considered.
  3. Submit your proposal and required documentation to:

Contracts Unit
Minnesota Revenue
Mail Station 4220
St. Paul, MN 55146-4220

Information and forms 


If you have questions prior to grant funds being awarded, you must submit them in writing by 1 p.m. Central Time, August 19, 2015. You may contact us at:

Contracts Unit
Minnesota Revenue
Mail Station 4220
St. Paul, MN 55146-4220


Fax: 651-556-3122

If you have questions after grant funds have been awarded, contact us at:   

Minnesota Revenue
Mail Station 5410 - Grant
St. Paul, MN 55146-5410


Phone: 651-556-3052 or 1-800-818-6871 (toll-free)

Fax: 651-297-7430