Minnesota Revenue Department Offers Tax Filing Assistance
St Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Need help with your income taxes?
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that there are more than 240 free tax preparation sites now operating across the state offering free tax assistance to those filing their income tax and property tax refund returns.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide are two free tax preparation programs where volunteers help taxpayers prepare their federal and state income and property tax returns in communities throughout Minnesota.
To receive free help from a VITA site, you must meet one of these four qualifications:
The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free tax preparation for all taxpayers, particularly those who are age 60 or older. AARP Tax-Aide sites do not have income or age restrictions. All volunteers are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and will only prepare basic tax returns.
To find a local site, hours, and dates, and a complete list of items to bring when visiting a site, visit the department’s website.
Taxpayers can also call 651-297-3724 or 1-800-657-3989 to search for a site by phone.
Sites in the Rochester area include:
Rochester Senior Citizens Services @ 121 N Broadway
Rochester Salvation Army @ 120 1st ST NE
Hawthorne Education Center @ 700 4th Ave SE
Stewartville Senior Citizen Services @ 120 City Center