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Tax-Aide

  • Ideal for low- and moderate-income taxpayers
  • Appointment only (call or schedule online)
  • Federal and MN returns only (OR have a state with no income tax: AK, FL, NV, SD, TX, WA, WY)
  • Part-year residents or taxpayers who have income from another state must call to schedule (it will require several appointments and help by a specialist in other state income)
  • Property tax and or rent rebate returns
  • 2019 returns and up to 3 prior years (2016-2018 (you must schedule a separate appointment at a different time for each return)
  • Appointments available with interpreter (do not make appointment online - call to schedule and to request an interpreter) 
  • If you are the power of attorney for a taxpayer, you must bring proper documentation to the appointment and you must call to schedule your appointment, do not schedule online
  • This service CANNOT:
    1. Work with someone who filed for bankruptcy in 2019
    2. Amend a return that was not completed by us
    3. A taxpayer has business inventory, depreciation, or employees, expenses of over $25,000, daycare business in their home or a net business loss
    4. A taxpayer who has rental income or farm income
    5. A taxpayer who has cancelleation of debt (other than cancellation of credit card debt or cancellation of principal residence debt) 
    6. A taxpayer who needs to itemize casualty or theft losses
    7. There may be other unusual issues that would cause a return to be out-of-scope for the program. These will become evident only at the appointment time. 

MyFreeTaxes.com  

  • Federal returns
  • Returns for up to 3 states
  • Property tax returns
  • 2019 taxes only
  • No foreign income
  • Comfortable using a computer on your own (using email regularly, shopping on the internet independently, etc)
  • Free for households earning up to $66,000
  • Call to schedule an appointment, schedule one on your own here, walk in, or file on your own from home

Have more questions about which free tax filing option is right for you? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or call 287-1958 for assistance. More information on claiming your maximum refund here!

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