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 320-304-3458.

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

2018 Tax Season Information

January 30-April 13, 2018

By Appointment – 320-304-3458

Checklist: Information to bring for your taxes

Mondays
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

Thursdays
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

Drop-off Locations
Alexandria – West Central MN Communities Action, Inc., 503 Hawthorne St, Suite 45
(located in lower level) – 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Elbow Lake – West Central MN Communities Action, Inc., 411 Industrial Park Blvd – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wheaton – Traverse County Social Services – 202 8th St N – 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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.

Financial Services Coach You meet with taxpayers and provide resources that may assist the taxpayer with current needs and future savings.  You will be provided instruction on resources that are available locally and online.  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.

Tax Coach You provide tax law assistance and guide taxpayers in preparing their own tax returns. Tax law certification is required for this volunteer role and training is available on-line or through face-to-face instruction.

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

For additional information on Free Tax Preparation sites, contact:

2-1-1 Minnesota Information and Referral
211 or 1-800-543-7709 or www.211unitedway.org
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 www.taxes.state.mn.us
Minnesota Tax Help Line: 651-296-3781

Checklist: Information to bring for your taxes