Title: Tax Assistance
Availability: St. Louis County
Program Description: Through our Tax Assistance Program, certified AARP Tax-Aide Program volunteers are available February 1 through April 15 each year to prepare Minnesota and federal tax forms for low- to-moderate-income individuals and senior citizens throughout Lake and St. Louis County.
Eligibility: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. An AARP Membership is not required.
Appointment is Required:
All appointments must be made online. AARP Tax-Aide located will begin accepting appointments mid-January each year, with sites opening in early February. Book an appointment at a tax site using the buttons below.
- The appointment time is for you to deliver your documents to a counselor at the tax site. We ask that you stay near after you have dropped off your information.
- Once the return is complete you will be asked to return to finish the process.
- Intake forms are required and must be completed before your appointment. Forms are available at tax sites and Aurora, Gilbert, Eveleth, Mt. Iron, and Virginia libraries.
- No taxpayer documents will be held beyond closing time.
- Any taxpayer documents not picked up by the end of the tax season will be destroyed.
Get started and find out what documents you will need to help prepare your tax return with regards to income, payments, deductions, adjustments, credits, health insurance, etc. before your appointment.
File on Your Own
Taxpayers may now utilize one of our Chromebooks available at tax sites. You will set up a TaxSlayer account to complete your tax filing. This option is ideal for taxpayers who can navigate the process independently.
Credits reduce the taxes you owe. Both refundable and nonrefundable credits can reduce your tax to zero. If your refundable credits exceed the tax you owe, it can create a refund on your tax return. Several tax credits you may be eligible to claim are listed below. Questions? Call 651-296-3781 or 800-652-9094 or visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
Even if you are not required to file a Minnesota income tax return, you can still file to claim valuable Minnesota tax benefits. The Child Tax Credit is available to Minnesotans who have children under age 18. By filing a Minnesota tax return, you may qualify for $1,750 per child with no limit on the number of children. The credit phases out for those whose income is over $29,500 ($35,000 for Married Filing Jointly).
Child Tax Credit | Minnesota Department of Revenue (state.mn.us)
The Minnesota Working Family Credit is available to Minnesotans who earned income during the year and can provide a refund even if you do not owe tax. This credit depends on several factors. The credit phases out for those whose income is over $29,500 ($35,000 for Married Filing Jointly).
Working Family Credit | Minnesota Department of Revenue (state.mn.us)
Get relief for your rent or property tax! If you’re a Minnesota homeowner or renter, you may qualify for the state’s property tax refund. The refund provides property tax relief depending on your income and rent or property taxes. This refund is now available to those with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs).
Property Tax Refund | Minnesota Department of Revenue (state.mn.us)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students: the K-12 Education Credit and K-12 Education Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Most Minnesota parents qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Parents under certain income limits may also qualify for the K-12 credit, which can refund up to 75% of their costs – even for parents who do not owe any taxes.
K-12 Education Subtraction and Credit | Minnesota Department of Revenue (state.mn.us)
Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. If you're passionate about making a difference and want to lend a hand, sign up for this rewarding volunteer opportunity! Whether you're a tax whiz or eager to learn, your contribution can make a real difference in our community. Basic computer skills are required, and we will provide all the training you need.
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