Free Tax Preparation

WCMCA Free Tax Preparation Sites and Other Contacts

WCMCA offers free tax preparation services to families who earn less than $53,000 per year and individuals who earn less than $30,000.  These services are by appointment by calling 218-685-7004 or 800-492-4805, Ext. 9.

Free Tax Preparation volunteers do not prepare Schedule C (Profit or Loss From a Business).  

2018 Tax Season Information

January 29-April 13, 2018

By Appointment – 218-685-7004

Checklist: Information to bring for your taxes

Appointments and drop off dates and locations

Morris – Faith Lutheran Church, 108 W 8th St – 1:00-7:00 pm
Wheaton – Traverse County Social Services, 202 8th St N – 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Alexandria – Calvary Lutheran Church, 605 Douglas St – 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Elbow Lake – West Central MN Communities Action, Inc., 411 Industrial Park Blvd – 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Glenwood – Pope County Courthouse, 103 Minnesota Ave – 9:00 am-3:30 pm
*Free online tax preparation for families who make under $64,000 a year.

WCMCA is looking for volunteers for the VITA Free Tax Preparation Sites:

Greeter/Screener You greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. You screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Tax law certification is not required for this position.

Tax Preparer You complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers.

Quality Reviewer You review tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives top quality service and that the tax returns are error-free. You must be tax law certified at least at the Intermediate level.

If you would like to volunteer at one of our Tax Preparation Sites please fill out this application:  Tax Volunteer Application and return to Adam Palan at:

Adam Palan
West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.
503 Hawthorn St – Suite 45
Alexandria, MN 56308

or email completed application to:

For additional information on Free Tax Preparation sites, contact:

2-1-1 Minnesota Information and Referral
211 or 1-800-543-7709 or
Free Service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Multi-lingual lines: Available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Spanish, Russian, Hmong, Laotian and Vietnamese

Minnesota Department of Revenue
651-297-3724 or
Minnesota Tax Help Line: 651-296-3781

Checklist: Information to bring for your taxes