[News Advisory] Prepare + Prosper Launches Pilot Phase of Three-Product FAIR Financial Solution to Address Needs of Financially Underserved

Organization Partners with Sunrise Banks to Issue the FAIR Products to 100 People Contact: Cathy Kennedy, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting – 612-309-3951 Pam McCarthy-Kern, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting – 612-360-0647 Stacy Opitz, Prepare +…

Star Tribune: New program aims to provide lower-cost alternative to payday lenders

“Twin Cities-based nonprofit Prepare + Prosper and Sunrise Banks will announce Wednesday a multiyear plan to provide thousands of low-income families with an alternative to payday lenders and check-cashing operators. The Financial Access in…

Star Tribune: Minnesota Capitol standoff fuels worries about chaotic tax season next year

“The stalemate over taxes between Gov. Mark Dayton and the GOP-controlled Legislature is fueling worries of a turbulent tax season for Minnesota taxpayers and businesses early next year. As the Legislature’s midnight Sunday deadline for votes…

Star Tribune: Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature and tax policy

“The article on the state response to the new federal tax law is a reminder of the complexity of this issue and the importance of focusing on core values as Minnesotans in the debate. I strongly urge our legislative leaders and members of the…

Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota nonprofits say grant search has gotten tougher

“It’s crunch time for Rick Terzick. The director of the Cochran House men’s homeless shelter in Hastings faces a May 31 deadline to come up with a long-term funding solution, or it may have to close. The 32-bed shelter faced a…

Star Tribune: Nonprofit Prepare + Prosper helps Minnesota families claim $24.6 million at tax time

“The tedious annual ritual of tax preparation is a chore for many Minnesotans. Nonprofit Prepare + Prosper sees the yearly accounting as something else — a multimillion dollar “money moment,” when families in need get some help on tax…

WCCO-TV: Nearly $16M Unclaimed In Minnesota Tax Refunds

“The Internal Revenue Service says it’s sitting on a billion dollars worth of refunds that have not been claimed. The money belongs to people across the country who haven’t filed their 2014 federal returns. There’s no penalty for filing a late…

[News Advisory] Third Annual “Taxathon,” 400+ Tax Returns and $700,000 in Tax Refunds Expected

Prepare + Prosper launches tax season with 24-hour free tax prep marathon to result in taxpayers claiming Earned Income Tax Credit and Minnesota Working Family Credit Media Advisory/Photo-op Contact: Stacy Opitz, Prepare + Prosper, 651-262-2162,…

[News Release] File Your Taxes for Free at Prepare + Prosper

Nonprofit offers free tax preparation and financial services during the 2018 tax season St. Paul – January 18, 2018 -- With tax season right around the corner, Prepare + Prosper (P+P) encourages low- and moderate-income individuals and families to…

[News Release] Prepare + Prosper Joins Minnesota’s Nonprofit Organizations Aligned Against Harmful Federal Tax Bill

Media Contact: Stacy Opitz, Prepare + Prosper — 651-262-2162 Photos: Download photos of Prepare + Prosper’s tax and financial services St. Paul, MN (Dec. 12, 2017) – Minnesota’s nonprofit community, a sector that employs nearly 12 percent of…

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