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.

 

Income guidelines:

  • 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

 

Find a tax clinic nearest you

What to bring to our tax clinics

Interested in preparing your taxes yourself? Use MyFreeTaxes.com for free if you made less than $58,000 last year?

 

Frequently Asked Questions 
Do I qualify for free tax prep from AccountAbility Minnesota?

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.

Where do I go to get my taxes done for free?

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

What if there isn’t one in my area?

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.

Do I need to make an appointment?

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.

How long will it take to get my money?

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.

If you refund has been already been filed by us, you can track its status at the following sites — federal refund at IRS and state refund at Minnesota Department of Revenue