Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Lakes and Pines provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals and families through partnership with the MN Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, and the skills and dedication of IRS-certified volunteers.
In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor, volunteer coordinator and provider of services.
Lakes and Pines prepares Income Taxes, Renter's Refunds, and Homeowners Property Tax Refunds.
We are not able to prepare taxes for farmers, daycare providers, taxi services, day traders, etc.
Returns are filed electronically and the direct deposit option to receive refunds is encouraged.
Financial Empowerment Information is provided at all tax sites. Would you like assistance in budgeting, a debt reduction plan, or increasing your credit score? We can help!
Appointments available by contacting Lakes and Pines at 800-832-6082 option #4
Do It Yourself Appointments
• Do you have basic computer skills, an email account, and household income of $66,000 or less?

If you answered "YES" to all three questions you can learn to complete and file your taxes FREE with the Do It Yourself (DIY) tax preparation. Computers are available and IRS-certified coaches are ready to help you!

We can only assist with basic tax returns. We are not able to provide guidance for taxes for farmers, daycare providers, self-employment, taxi services, Day Traders, etc.
Returns are filed electronically and the direct deposit option to receive refunds is encouraged.
Tax returns will not be printed at the end of the session.
Participants will create their own account for the tax software. Lakes and Pines does NOT have access to your account.
Appointments available by contacting Lakes and Pines at 800-832-6082 option #4
What to Bring for either the DIY or VITA tax preparation
Personal Information
• Photo ID for primary and secondary taxpayer
• Social Security cards for ALL persons listed on the tax return
• Birthdates for ALL persons listed on the tax return
• Direct Deposit information if using: Voided check or routing and account numbers
• NOTE: To file electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

• Income & Public Benefit Statements:
• Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers
• Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
• Year-end income for MFIP, Social Security, SSI, MSA, GA, Veterans benefits, workers compensation
• Gambling winnings

Health Insurance:
• All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements for each person listed on tax return

Education & Child Care Credits:
• Record/receipts of educational expenses for children in grades K-12 (including school supplies, tutoring, art classes)
• Tuition expenses for university, college, or technical school (1098-T)
• Interest statement for student loans (1098-E)
• Child care expenses: Provider name, address, and Tax IS or Social Security number

Additional Documents:
• Record of charitable donations
• Previous years tax return if available

Property Taxes:
• Renters: 2018 Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP)
• Homeowners: 2019 Property Tax statement (usually mailed by the county in March)
• Mobile Home Owners: 2018 Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) AND 2019 Property Tax statement (usually mailed by the county in June)
• Valid email address
• Previous years taxes
Where’s My Refund
For information on the status of your tax return, you can call or check online with the IRS and the MN Department of Revenue IRS https://www.irs.gov/refunds Call Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1954 MN Dept of Revenue https://www.revenue.state.mn.us Call MN Dept. of Revenue 651-296-4444 or 800-657-3676

Information you will need includes:
• Name
• Social Security Number
• Filing Status (Federal)
• Birth Date (State)
• Amount of your refund
2019 VITA TAX SITES BY APPOINTMENT
VITA TAX SITE DAY DATES HOURS
Southern Carlton County Family Center Lakes and Pines Moose Lake Office

316 Elm Avenue
Moose Lake, MN 55767
Tuesday Jan. 29 - April 9 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lakes and Pines Main Office
1700 Maple Ave E
Mora, MN
Wednesday Jan. 30 - April 10 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakes and Pines North Branch Office
39555 Flink Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056
Jan. 31 - April 11 Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
735 2nd St SE
Milaca, MN
Friday Feb. 1 - April 12 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lakes and Pines Main Office
1700 Maple Ave E
Mora, MN
Saturday Feb. 9 - April 6 9:00am - 12:00pm
Appointments for all locations can be made by visiting http://lakesandpinescacinc.fullslate.com/ or by calling 1-800-832-6082 (Press 4 at Prompt)
2019 DIY Tax Classes
Lakes and Pines
1700 Maple Avenue East
Mora, MN 55051
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
February: 4
March: 4
April: 1
Lakes and Pines
Southern Carlton County Family Center
316 Elm Street
Moose Lake, MN 55767
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
February: 11
March: 11
April: 8
Lakes and Pines
39555 Flink Ave
North Branch, MN 55056
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
February: 25
March: 18
April: 15
Pine Technical and Community College Employment and Training Center
155 2nd Avenue SW Suite 102
Milaca, MN 56353
Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm
February: 6
March: 6
April: 3
Cloquet Public Library
320 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720
Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm
February 7
March 7
April 4
Mora High School
400 E Maple Ave
Mora, MN 55051
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
February 19
March 19
April 9
Princeton Library
1004th Avenue South
Princeton, MN 55371
Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm
February 14
March 14
April 11
Pine City Elementary School
700 6th Avenue SW
Pine City, MN 55063
Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm
February 5
March 5
April 2
Cambridge Public Library
244 Burch Street South
Cambridge, MN 55008
Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm
February 12
March 12
April 9
Aitkin Public Library
110 First Avenue NE
Aitkin, MN 56431
Thursday 4:00-6:00pm
February 21
March 21
April 11
Onamia High School
35465 125th Avenue
Onamia, MN 56359
Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm
March 28