Anoka County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will offer in-person locations in June and July during the 2024 tax season. For a more detailed schedule of in-person locations or to leave a message for a team member, contact 763-324-1480.
The Property Tax Refund Assistance is designed to help senior citizens and people with disabilities who qualify for a state refund apply for their homeowners/renters’ Minnesota property tax refund. Volunteer tax preparers will answer your property tax questions and assist you in filling out your M1PR form, which you will then mail to the MN Department of Revenue.
The MN Department of Revenue allows you to file up to one year after the due date, therefore:
To claim your 2023 refund, it's important to electronically file, postmark, or drop off your return by August 15, 2024. Keep in mind that the final deadline to do so is August 15, 2025.
Additional resources available to complete income and/or property tax, M1PR forms:
*John, an RSVP property tax volunteer, spent 2 hours coaching *Mary to complete her property tax refund, M1PR form through the RSVP virtual Property Tax Assistance Program.
In past years, Mary, and her husband *James attended an AARP/RSVP community tax site. James had recently passed away. He had always been the one to handle all of the financial matters including gathering tax information. Mary struggled to figure out what forms she needed to look for, let alone understand the information on them. John was able to help her complete her M1PR, property tax form. He also noticed that she would benefit from filing federal income taxes to receive a refund for tax withholdings from her Social Security income. Mary was thrilled with the attentive service and relieved to receive a property tax refund!
*Indicates names have been changed to protect identities.
In 2022, RSVP volunteers in collaboration with AARP assisted 1,004 clients virtually with income, property, and mobile home tax forms, resulting in $316,050 in returns to the community.