Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance
Posted on 02/11/2021

It’s that time of year when many are working on filing their state and federal taxes. Preparing your taxes can be daunting, but help is available. Here are details about programs available to New Hope residents.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, many programs are operating in a limited capacity or are offering services by appointment only. Please check with the individual program for specifics.

Prepare + Prosper
Prepare + Prosper offers free tax preparation and e-file services to individuals with an annual income of $35,000 or less, families with an income of $55,000 or less, or self-employed individuals making $55,000 or less. Note: Due to COVID-19, all tax preparation is by appointment only.

A team of 500+ IRS-certified volunteers provides services at Prepare + Prosper. All tax returns are double checked for accuracy to ensure those filing returns receive the maximum possible refund.
Prepare + Prosper assists with federal and Minnesota returns, including property tax refunds for renters and homeowners. For additional details, site locations, or to schedule a tax assistance appointment, call 651.287.0187 or visit prepareandprosper.org. Prepare + Prosper also offers free online training for those interested in learning how to file their taxes.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide also offers free tax preparation to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 years of age and older or have low-to-moderate income.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS certified yearly and can prepare taxes or provide coaching to assist in filing. For more details about other Tax-Aide sites and hours, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) also offers free tax help to those who make less than $54,000 per year, persons with a disability, the elderly and those who speak limited English. IRS-certified volunteers provide VITA’s services, and the U.S. Department of Treasury manages the program. Visit irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep to find a location.

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