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Free Tax Preparation

About the Program

WCMCA operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic during the months of February-April each year that provides free tax preparation services to income eligible MN residents. Volunteer tax preparers have been provided required training and have passed IRS testing for VITA certification. Each year, our volunteers assist hundreds of low-income, working families secure their tax credits which in turn provides an economic boom to our local community! This year, limited in-person appointments are available as well as low-contact drop off.

 

2021 Total Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) Payments

The IRS started sending letters to people who received advance Child Tax Credit payments (Letter 6419).

  • The letter contains important information that can help ensure the tax return is accurate.
  • People who received advance CTC payments can also check the amount of the payments they received by using the CTC Update Portal available on IRS.gov.
  • Eligible taxpayers who received advance Child Tax Credit payments should file a 2021 tax return to receive the second half of the credit.
  • Eligible taxpayers who did not receive advance Child Tax Credit payments can claim the full credit by filing a tax return.

 

Taxpayers can also do their own taxes through myfreetaxes.com.

MyFreeTaxes.com is a stand-alone website that helps eligible taxpayers do their tax returns for free while receiving assistance, if needed.

 

See “How to Apply” below to make online appointments and to receive needed documentation for appointments.  Please note that the VITA Tax Program has income guidelines:  single filers – less than $30,000 and joint filers – less than $57,000.

 

WCMCA is in need of volunteers to prepare taxes at the Morris and Wheaton sites.  Please contact Megan at 320-304-3458, Ext. 7217, if interested.

 

Additional Resources

Eligibility Information

MN residents with family income of less than $57,000 annually or single individuals with income under $30,000. As a VITA Tax Site, we cannot prepare taxes for those who own a business, work as an independent contractor, or have investment income over $3,500.

 

Application Details

To sign up online for an in-person or drop-off appointment Click Here!

Call 218-685-7004 to make an appointment and to request a tax informational packet after January 3, 2022.  Prior to your appointment, complete the Intake / Interview & Quality Review Sheet – 13614-C (OMB 1545-1964), the Tax Economic Impact Payment Form  and bring all paperwork / documentation from the “What To Bring Checklist” form the day of your in-person or drop-off appointment.

 

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More Information

Megan Radermacher

  • 320-304-3458, Ext. 7217
  • 1910 Aga Drive - Suite 206
    Alexandria MN 56308

Online / phone scheduling begins January 3, 2022

  • 218-685-7004

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