Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Lakes and Pines provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals and families through partnership with the MN Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, and the skills and dedication of trained volunteers.

Income taxes are prepared at many locations throughout the area between late January and April 15 each year.

In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor, volunteer coordinator and provider of services.

Summer 2018

Do It Yourself (DIY) Property Tax and Renter’s Refund Form Training

DIY tax clinics, specifically to complete renter's and homestead property tax forms will be held in July and early August.

Do It Yourself appointments are available:

  • • Do you have basic computer skills,
  • • An email account and
  • • Household income is $64,000 or less?

If you answered "YES" to all three questions you can learn to complete and file your taxes FREE with the Do It Yourself tax preparation. Computers are available and trainers are ready to help you.

Documents you will need to complete your Property Tax and/or Renter’s Refund form  include your 2017 federal adjusted income amount and other income information and:

  • • Homeowners:

   – Mortgage interest and real estate taxes paid (Form 1098)

   – Statement of Property Tax Payable – mailed by the county in March (Mobile home owners receive their statements in June.)

  • • Renters:

   – Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) from your landlord

A trained coach will help you learn how to prepare your property tax refund return.

Lakes and Pines has many options available at our tax preparation sites that may help you achieve your financial goals.

For additional information about the M1PR form and instructions

Minnesota Where’s My Refund or call 651-296-4444 or 1-800-657-3676

Tips for using Where's My Refund?

Be sure to use the same information from your return:

Social Security number

Date of birth

Refund amount