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Live in the Twin Cities? Get More Money Back on Your Taxes

Earn It! Claim It! Keep It!

Claim It is a partnership program designed to help put more money in your pocket!  Last year, the average refund per family was $2,000.  And, in Minnesota, we're lucky  to have an additional available tax credit: Minnesota's Working Family Credit (WFC) that can provide up to $1,500 per family.


  • Individuals whose income is less than $30,000
  • Families whose income is less than $43,000
  • OR you are a senior citizen, have a disability or speak limited or no English.

For more information or to find out how to make an appointment for tax preparation, call United Way 2-1-1™.  It's free and confidential. Just dial 2-1-1.  Cell phone users can call 651-291-0211 or click here and search for "free tax preparation sites." 

Tax Tips

Gather your records
While you’re waiting on your W2s, gather any documents or records you may need: receipts, canceled checks, or other documents that support a deduction you’re taking. Don’t forget to make copies for your own files.
Common records include, but are not limited to:
  • 1099s
  • Childcare expenses
  • Educational expenses or student loan interest paid
  • Gifts to charity
  • Healthcare expenses
  • Job-related expenses, especially if you’re self-employed
  • Real estate taxes or mortgage interest paid
  • Retirement savings/IRA contributions

Find the right forms
Federal forms and publication are available around the clock at Paper forms can be ordered online or picked up at a local IRS location. State forms are available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue Website ( or can be found at their offices in St. Paul. Some commonly used forms may also be located at your local library.

Double-check your return
Verify your Social Security number and double-check your math. These two most common errors can delay your refund, or worse, lead to the IRS contacting you.

Consider e-file or direct deposit
Filing electronically helps eliminate math errors and your refund comes in half the time of a paper filing. Electing to have your refund deposited directly into your bank account is also faster than waiting for the mail.

Source: Internal Revenue Service


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