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Free income tax help for all ages

Volunteers have been trained and certified by the IRS and the State of Minnesota to assist you in preparing your Federal and State Income Tax returns. Help to prepare your Minnesota property tax or renters refund will also be available. This program is co-sponsored by the IRS, State of Minnesota and AARP.

Persons of all ages are welcome to our handicap accessible sites. You must bring social security cards (your tax forms will be adjusted by federal and state if incorrect social security numbers and names have been given to counselors), W-2s, 1099s, last year’s tax forms, child care expenses and any other information needed to complete your tax forms. Bring your 2013 and 2014 property tax statements to complete your federal taxes. E-filers must bring social security cards for proper input information. 2013 property tax refund requires your 2014 property tax statement for home owners and 2013 CRPs for renters refund.

Beginning Jan. 1 for 2013 income tax, the State of Minnesota will no longer issue paper checks for refunds, they will only direct deposit or issue debit cards.

We are looking forward to helping again this year. If you have any questions about this service, contact Patty Herheim, Cass County District Coordinator at 218-342-3373 or Carolyn Rude at 547-2085, or any of the counselors listed below.

Sites will be open through April 15.

• Backus - Backus City Hall, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roseanne Budahl 547-1568, Pat Invie 587-2848 or Gayle Wagner

• Emily/Outing - Crooked Lake Town Hall, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.

Call Tom Martin on Monday-Thursday only to schedule an appointment at 792-5903. Appointments must be scheduled prior to March 15.

• Emily - Emily City Hall, Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.

Call Tom Martin on Monday-Thursday only to schedule an appointment at 792-5903. Appointments must be scheduled prior to March 15.

• Hackensack - Senior Citizens Building, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Char Bergstrom 675-6105, Tom Synstegard

• Longville - First National Bank of Walker, Thursdays, 8-9:30 a.m. by appointment only, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. walk-ins

For an appointment call Marie Reineck at 218-839-2538.

• Pillager - Sylvan Town Hall, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chad Converse 352-6987

• Pine River - Pine River-Backus Family Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

By appointment only, to make an appointment call 587-4292.

• Woman Lake - Woodrow Town Hall, Tuesdays, noon to 3 p.m.

Call Patty Herheim at 218-342-3373.

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