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Help with Taxes

We need to get done with the FAFSA - by March 1. Some students and/or parents need to complete their taxes before doing the FAFSA.  If you are not planning on donig taxes and you receive income from another source, you can comlete the FAFSA with total income numbers from 2015.

There are many locations to assist you with your taxes and will allow you to file for free, if you need to do taxes and your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) is less than $60,000.

For locations go to the following website:

Free Tax Preparation: What should I bring with me? 
Social Security numbers for you, your spouse, and all your dependents
Last year’s tax returns (if you did it)
Alimony received
Unemployment income statements
Social Security income statements
Any other income statements
Tuition payments and student loan interest payments
IRA contributions (Retirement Contributions)
Receipts or listings of itemized expenses, such as:
Out-of-pocket medical expenses
Non-cash donations
Cash donations
Vehicle license tabs
Property taxes paid
Job-related moving expenses
Mortgage interest paid
Tax preparation fees
Uniform costs
Daycare expenses – name, address, and Social Security number or EIN for each provider paid.
Receipts for the Minnesota K-12 Education credit
Property Tax Refund documents
CRPs (Certifi cate of Rent Paid from your landlord)
Property tax statements
For direct deposit/direct debit, bring your checkbook to verify your bank account and routing information.