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We are happy to announce that our tax sites will open February 1, 2021!

Tax assistance is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We serve Stearns, Sherburne, and Benton counties only. To find a free tax site in your area please click this IRS link
Income limit is $57,000 in 2020 to qualify for this program

We will begin taking appointments starting Monday, January 11, 2021

Please call 320-251-1612 or 888-765-5597 to schedule your appointment. Appointments will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Once scheduled we will send you an important packet of information in the mail. Please be sure to bring/drop-off your documents and forms fully completed.

*Note: The safety of our clients and volunteers is a top priority. We want to reduce contact when possible, and are offering a drop-off appointment option. All meetings will observe social distancing, masks are required, and plexiglass has been installed.


There are two tax sites this year. Please check locations, dates, and times:

Mondays: 1 pm – 6 pm,  February 1st – April 12th
Salvation Army
400 US Hwy 10 S
St Cloud MN 56304

Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 4 pm,  February 2nd – April 6th
Tri-CAP Office
1210 – 23rd Ave S
Waite Park MN 56387
This location is drop-off only. Please drop off your information in the locked box outside our office at your schedule appointment time. You will be required to show your identification documents when dropping off

Thursdays: 4 pm – 7 pm, February 4th – April 8th
Salvation Army
400 US Hwy 10 S
St Cloud MN 56304

Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm, February 6th – April 10th
Salvation Army
400 US Hwy 10 S
St Cloud MN 56304

***There is also a self option such as my free taxes for Federal and State taxes. It is free for simple returns. Please see the link below.***

You may prepare and file your taxes for FREE:

Free Online Federal and State Income Tax
My Free Taxes website is sponsored by United Way and H & R Block

My Free Taxes


Property Tax refund and Homeowners Credit refund

MN Department of Revenue Online Property Tax Refund Filing ( Homeowners only)

Click here for more information


To paper file 2020 MN Property Tax Refund (Renters and Homeowners)

2020 Instruction Book  2020 Form


To paper file 2019 MN Property Tax Refund (Renters and Homeowners)

Your 2019 return should be electronically filed or postmarked by August 15, 2020. The final deadline to claim the 2019 refund is August 15, 2021.

2019 Instruction Book 2019 Form


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

Information you will need includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Filing Status (Federal)
  • Birth Date (State)
  • Amount of your refund
IRSCheck Federal Refund Status OnlineCall Internal Revenue Service
MN Dept. of RevenueCheck Minnesota Refund Status OnlineCall MN Dept. of Revenue
8 am-4:30 pm

Please read our Tri-CAP Data Privacy Notice & Consent


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