East Side hosts two different groups with FREE tax preparation. All assistance is held in the East Side dining room.
AARP assists people who are 55+ and/or who are disabled. This is by appointment only. You do not need to be a member. Appointment times are Monday afternoons, at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00, and on Wednesday evenings at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. These appointments start Wednesday, February 1st and go through Wednesday, April 12. Income guidelines are $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. Appointments are currently all full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, call (612) 781-6011. You can also try the Prepare + Prosper service listed below.
Prepare + Prosper assists all adults on a walk-in basis, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30, and on Saturday mornings at 8:30, starting on Saturday, January 21. The times given are the sign-in times. Clients are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time, as assistance is NOT based on first-come, first-served. Everyone who is present at the sign-in time has an equal chance of being served. Order is determined randomly. Prepare + Prosper is for anyone with an annual income of $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed.