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Free Tax Preparation

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Lakes and Pines will hold FREE VITA tax sites in: Milaca, Mora, North Branch, and Pine City.

*Please note: If your tax return includes the M1PR (MN Property Tax or Certificate of Rent Paid) do not schedule an appointment online. Call 1-800-832-6082 #4 to schedule an appointment.

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Fare for All

A nonprofit shopping service that’s available to everyone is designed to help folks stretch their grocery dollar. There are no income guidelines. Fare For All is open to everyone and is community driven – the more people that participate the more savings will be passed along to customers. A selection of fresh produce and meats are available for sale. Please go to http://fareforall.org/ for more information about packages and prices, Express Sites in North Branch and Onamia and Pre-order/Pre-Pay sites in Aitkin, McGrath and Pine City.

For more information on how to preorder and prepay for Fare For All food delivery at Aitkin and McGrath sites please call 763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291 between 10:00am – 2:00pm M-F, or leave a message and someone will return your call.