"Working with Prepare + Prosper gives me incredible peace of mind and hope for a brighter financial future."
For Individuals and Families
Whether your return is simple or complicated*, we can help you. We offer free tax preparation and financial services. With us, free really does mean free.
At Prepare + Prosper, our IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes will help you claim your maximum refund for free. We're here year-round and offer audit assistance.
We offer tax assistance year-round:
- January 23 - April 18 (traditional tax season): Clinics at eight sites in the Twin Cities metro area
- June through October: Taxes prepared only at our main office.
- Individuals making $35,000 or less per year
- Families making $55,000 or less per year
Ways to get your taxes prepared
- Appointment only: Three of our tax site locations are appointment only
- Walk-in: Five of our tax site locations are walk-in only
- Online: Prepare your taxes for free online using www.myfreetaxes.com
*We cannot prepare your taxes if you: have income as a cab driver, received rent payments from someone else, or delcared bankruptcy in the tax year you wish to file. There are other less common situations that are beyond our scope as well. Please call if you have questions about whether or not we can help you with your tax situation.
Our tax services are offered free of charge to individuals with a yearly income of $35,000 or less and families with a yearly income of $55,000 or less.
We have eight tax sites in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Hopkins. 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 walk-in except for our main office, Minneapolis Urban League, and ResourceWest. 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.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