Free tax preparation assistance available

By Ryan Patchin
Posted January 4, 2017

Free tax preparation assistance available

Do you need assistance preparing your 2016 income tax return? Want to make sure you’re taking advantage of earned credits, and not leaving money on the table? Metropolitan State University has you covered.

Students, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and households that earned less than $54,000 in 2016, qualify for free tax preparation assistance. Walk-in appointments will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, and Saturday, Feb. 11, as well as from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 11, at the Saint Paul Campus Library and Learning center, room LIB 213.

In order to get the most out of this program, please come prepared with the following:

  • Health insurance information including form 1095
  • Social security cards for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Any 2016 tax forms or “tax label” postcards received by mail
  • W-2 wage and earnings statements from each employer for the year 2016
  • A copy of your 2015 tax return
  • Any other information about your 2016 earnings, including 1099-G forms
  • Insurance or interest (form 1099-INT) or dividend (form 1099-DIV) as applicable
  • Information on childcare expenses
  • Information on other expenses that may reduce your taxes: mortgage interest, union dues, car registration fees, medical expenses, or school expenses.
  • Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) forms from your landlord if you are a renter
  • Statement of property taxes if you are a homeowner.

This your opportunity as a member of the Metropolitan State University community, to get your taxes done correctly, and on time. Be sure to take advantage of this free program. For more information, contact Robert Sausen at

If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make these events accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or