Although she has used a paid preparer in the past, Cheetara continues to use our free services for low- to moderate-income families because she trusts the expertise of the volunteers and staff. "Here, they double check everything. It's my eyes, the reviewers eyes, and the preparers eyes. I didn't get that with the paid preparer".
For Individuals and Families
We offer free tax preparation and financial services.
At Prepare + Prosper we'll help you claim the largest refund possible and provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to grow your refund.
We enlist the help of nearly 550 IRS-certified volunteers to prepare your taxes.
We offer tax assistance year-round:
- January 23 - April 15 (traditional tax season): Clinics at 10 sites in the Twin Cities metro area.
- June through October: Taxes prepared only at our main office.
- Individuals making $30,000 or less per year
- Families making $53,000 or less per year
Tax preparation for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community
We offer ASL-certified interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by appointment only. Appointments are available during tax season (Jan. 23 - April 15):
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 -- 7 p.m.
- Saturdays 9:30 -- 11 a.m.
To make an appointment, call 651-262-2150 or email anel[at]prepareandprosper.org
Interested in preparing your taxes yourself? Use MyFreeTaxes.com for free if you made less than $58,000 last year?
Our tax services are offered free of charge to individuals with a yearly income of $30,000 or less and families with a yearly income of $53,000 or less.
We have 10 tax sites in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Hopkins and Brooklyn Center. To find a tax clinic nearest you, visit our Find a tax clinic
If you are unable to find a site in your area, visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Web site to find a free tax prep site near you.
At some sites you do. All sites are first-come, first-served except for our main office and Minneapolis Urban League. To make an appointment visit the homepage or call 651-262-2150.
Filing taxes the traditional way – where a check will be mailed to you — typically takes 14-21 days.
If you have a bank account, we can direct deposit your refund. You’ll typically (not always) receive your state refund in 4-5 business days and federal refund in 9-15 business days.
If you don’t have a bank account, let us know. We’ll work with you to open an account.