UPDATE: P+P has limited capacity for virtual tax prep appointments through April 15, 2021. ALL drop-off tax prep appointments are full. 

The IRS has extended the deadline to file 2020 taxes to May 17, 2021. In response, P+P has added capacity for virtual tax prep. If you are only filing a Homeownership or Renter Tax Credit please contact Prepare + Prosper after April 15, 2021 for support with filing. 

Due to COVID-19, all tax preparation is appointment only. The health and safety of our customers, staff, and volunteers is our priority. Prepare + Prosper is following COVID-19 safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health.

50 YEARS OF (TAX) FUN.

Services at Prepare + Prosper are provided by a team of 500+ IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes and finances. All tax returns are doubled checked for accuracy to make sure we’re getting you the maximum refund. We can do federal and Minnesota returns, including property tax refunds for renters and homeowners.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

INDIVIDUALS

If you’re filing as a single and make less than $35,000 a year—you’re in luck! Grab your documents and find a free tax clinic.

FAMILIES

We can help families whose household income is $55,000 or less a year. Make sure to bring your documents and find a free tax clinic!

SELF-EMPLOYED

If you’re self-employed (with no employees) and make $55,000 or less a year, we can help you with your taxes. You’ll need to make an appointment at our virtual self-employment clinic if you made more than $6,000. Call 651-262-2169 to schedule an appointment. Make sure to our list of what to bring for all the documents and forms you will need!

We can’t help you if…

We aren’t able to do your taxes if you have income from driving a cab, rental income, or filed bankruptcy in the tax year you wish to file. There are also other, less common situations that are out of our scope. If you are unsure whether we can do your taxes, please give us a call at 651-287-0187.

DO-IT-YOURSELF-PREP

Interested in filing yourself or with the help of someone in your household? Join one of our free online trainings. Prepare + Prosper will help you get ready to file and provide you with our Self-Prep Tax Guide and the software you’ll need to file your taxes for free. Sign up for a training below!

  • The webinar is meant to get you ready to file on your own using our TaxSlayer software. No taxes will be filed during the webinar.
  • You need a device to access Zoom to take part in the webinar (a laptop/desktop computer is ideal, but a smartphone works too).
  • There are only 50 slots available per webinar. This webinar will be offered once a week, starting February, continuing to April 20.

Additional resource to prepare your own taxes: Visit revenue.state.mn.us and type “Free File” in the search field for a list of free software options available through the IRS’s Free File program.

Can’t attend a training or just want access to the Self-Prep Guide and TaxSlayer? No problem! Email selfprepsupport@prepareandprosper.org. You will get an automatic response with a copy of the Self-Prep Tax Guide, access to TaxSlayer, and a recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience. If you do not receive the automatic response with the links right away, please email us again at the same address and we will send it to you within 24 hours.

Sign up: Introduction to Preparing Your Own Taxes

Hágalo Usted Mismo Guía de Preparacion de Impuestos + Seminario Virtual: ¡Ahora esta disponible en ESPAÑOL!

¿Aún necesita presentar sus impuestos y está interesado en hacerlo gratis usted mismo o con la ayuda de alguien en su hogar? Prepare + Prosper puede ayudarle a estar listo. Ofrecemos un seminario web pregrabado en español sobre el uso de nuestra Guía de Preparación de Impuestos en español para presentar sus impuestos electrtonicamente de forma gratuita. También proporcionamos acceso gratuito al mismo software que usamos en Prepare + Prosper llamado TaxSlayer. El seminario pregrabado le indicará cómo configurar una cuenta gratuita en este software junto con algunos consejos que le ayudarán a comenzar su declaración de impuestos.

Envíe un correo electrónico a selfprepsupport@prepareandprosper.org y recibirá una respuesta automática con instrucciones sobre cómo acceder al seminario web grabado, TaxSlayer y la Guía de Auto Preparación de Impuestos en español.

Do It Yourself Tax Prep Guide + Webinar: Now offered in SPANISH!

Do you still need to file your taxes and are you interested in filing for free yourself or with the help of someone in your household? Prepare + Prosper can help you get ready. We provide a ​pre-recorded Spanish-language webinar on using our Spanish Self-Prep Tax Guide to file your taxes electronically for free. We also provide free access to the ​same software we use ​at P+P called TaxSlayer. The recorded webinar will instruct you how to set up a free account in this software along with providing some tips to help you start your tax return. Email selfprepsupport@prepareandprosper.org and you will get an automatic response with instructions on how to access the recorded webinar, TaxSlayer, and the Spanish Self-Prep Tax Guide.

VIRTUAL TAX PREP

Virtual tax prep is by appointment only. Appointments through April 15, 2021 are full; more information on our summer + fall services will be available soon.

  • Click the button below or call 651-287-0187 to make an appointment.
  • Receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link for your appointment   
  • Before your Zoom appointment, you will receive a link to a confidential and secure folder to share you documents, using Dropbox.  
  • Upload copies of your identification, Social Security/ITIN card(s), intake forms, and relevant tax documents. 
  • Sign on to Zoom a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time. The interview itself will last approximately one hour.  
  • Your return(s) is prepared and reviewed. 
  • Prepare + Prosper will contact you(make sure you have a working phone number) and obtain authorization to use an electronic signature app (e.g.HelloSign).   
Make an appointment

IN-PERSON DROP-OFF PREP

In-person drop-off service are available on a very limited basis and by appointment only. All appointments through April 15, 2021 are full; information about our summer + fall services will be available soon.

  • Set up an appointment by phone to schedule a time to drop-off your documents at a designated drop-off site.   
  • Complete intake paperwork before drop-off appointments. There will not be enough time or adequate space to fill out the intake materials on-site. This also shortens the in-person time required and increases the safety of everyone involved.   
  • Arrive at your in-person drop-off site at your scheduled appointment time.
    • You may need to wait in your car until we call you in for your appointment; at some of our partner sites, we may only have access to a front entry. 
    • If you are using public transportation or Metro Mobility please let us know when making your appointment. 
  • P+P staff or volunteers will collect, copy, and scan your documents and return the original copies immediately back to you.   
  • Similar to the virtual model, your return(s) is then prepared and reviewed. 
  • Prepare + Prosper will contact you(make sure you have a working phone number) and schedule a time for you to return and sign the appropriate paperwork.   Make sure you are easily accessible by either phone or email in case we have any questions during tax preparation or need to talk to you during the filing process. 
SAFETY + PUBLIC HEALTH
  • We are following the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for protecting you and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • When visiting one of our sites, physical distancing and mask wearing are mandatory; we will have masks available if you do not have one. 
  • For safety’s sake, please come alone. Bring family members along only for purposes of transportation, mobility, or interpreting. 
  • We ask for no eating or drinking at our sites. 
  • At our sites, desks, tabletops, pens, etc. will be clean and sanitized for after each use.  

ARE YOU READY?

PREPARE WHAT YOU NEED.

Make sure you prepare all of the necessary documents and forms with you so that we can prepare your taxes and get you your maximum refund.

For virtual appointments, please upload all required documents to Dropbox before your scheduled appointment time. For in-person drop-off prep, please bring all completed materials to your appointment.

There’s a separate list for those who are self-employed.

NEED A TAX ID?

If you don’t have a Social Security number, you will need an ITIN—an Individual Tax Identification Number—to complete your tax return(s). We can help you get one for free!

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Skip the phone call. Check out our Q&A for answers to common questions we get.

WHILE WE DO YOUR TAXES...

Tax returns are nice, but it matters what you do with it, too! Whether you’re going to use your refund to pay the bills or pay off debt, begin to save for a home or college, or invest for retirement – we have the tools to start you on the path toward financial security.