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Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization; a charitable, educational, private, non-profit corporation serving the seven county area of: Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine. [ Phone: (320)679-1800 | Toll Free: (800)832-6082 | Fax: (320)679-4139 ]
Secure File Upload Now Available
This service is provided as a way to securely transfer files to a person or group at Lakes and Pines CAC Inc. instead of sending a document via an unencrypted email connection or by fax. Through this service you maintain control of the files you upload. You will be able to see if your file has been retrieved by an employee at Lakes and Pines and either you or an employee can remove your file from this system at any time.

Instructions on Account Creation
To create an account select register in the upper right corner. Accounts require a valid email address to be created. Enter your email address and a unique strong password. After creating an account an email validation request will be sent to the email address entered. Email account validation is required to access this service.

Once your account is created and your email account has been validated you should be able to sign in and then File Upload will be available to you. This also can be found in the upper right corner after successful login.


Free Tax Preparation

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less, age 60 or older, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Schedule Appointment

Please do not schedule an appointment for Minnesota Property Tax/Renters Refund preparation until March; those returns will NOT be completed until March!

If you are in need of preparation for multiple years' returns, schedule an appointment for each year.

Our tax preparation assistance is provided by appointment at our clinic locations in McGregor, Milaca, Moose Lake, Mora, North Branch and Pine City, MN.

Tax preparation appointments begin on January 27, 2020 and continue until April 15, 2020.

Drop-off Appointments: In McGregor and Moose Lake. You must have an appointment for drop-offs and you will be required to pick up your completed tax documents. An IRS certified preparer will review to ensure that you have brought all documentation to complete your return.