The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free basic tax preparation services to qualified individuals.

This free service is available to residents of Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties with an income of $58,000 or less


The tax program is a volunteer run service provided in the community. We expect all volunteers to be treated with respect and for all taxpayers to be patient as we navigate tax returns during the COVID-19 pandemic. If volunteers are treated in a disrespectful manner, we reserve the right to deny the tax prep service.

You may make tax appointments online using the link below:

Online Appointment


Call our office at 320-251-1612 to schedule a tax appointment

What to bring to tax appointment

By appointment only

Tax Site
1210-23rd Ave South
Waite Park
Property Tax only
MondayApril 18th - August 1st9 am - 12 Noon

You may prepare and file your taxes for FREE:

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 2021 MN Property Tax Refund (Renters and Homeowners)

2021 Instruction Book  2021 Form


To paper file 2020 MN Property Tax Refund (Renters and Homeowners)
Return must be electronically filed or postmarked by August 15, 2022

2020 Instruction Book  2020 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

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