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Ward notes that free tax preparation help is available to residents

State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, would like area residents to know that free tax preparation help is available for qualifying residents. 

If you’re a senior citizen, disabled citizen, or have an income of $35,000 or less ($45,000 or less for families), volunteers can help you prepare your federal and state tax returns. To find a location and what documents you need, go to this MN Department of Revenue

In addition, AARP Volunteer Tax Aides will prepare income tax forms, rent credit, and property tax refund forms for low-to-middle income folks in the Brainerd lakes area with a special focus on those over 60.  Specific locations and dates and times are listed in the Brainerd Dispatch