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. For appointments in Wheaton, please call – 320-422-7777.   Free Tax Preparation volunteers do not prepare Schedule C (Profit or Loss From a Business).   WCMCA offers Free Tax Preparation Sites in the following areas: Alexandria, Elbow Lake, Glenwood, Morris and Wheaton. Clinics are open January 30st to April 13th this 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.

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
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

For the 2017 Tax Season:

Checklist: Information to bring for your taxes

Alexandria, MN
Calvary Lutheran Church
605 Douglas Street
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9 am to 4 pm

Elbow Lake, MN
WCMCA Main Office
411 Industrial Park Blvd.
Thursdays   8:30 am to 4 pm

Glenwood, MN
Hope Community Church
105 2nd Ave NE, Ste. 110
Thursdays   9 am to 3 pm

Morris, MN
Faith Lutheran Church
108 W. 8th Street
Mondays   1 pm to 6 pm

Wheaton, MN
Traverse Co Social Services
202 8th St N
Mondays   2/6, 2/13, 3/6, 4/10
9 am to 3 pm