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Tax Assistance

Free VITA Tax Clinic

Through the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) provides FREE tax assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. IRS tax law-certified volunteers prepare and e-file federal, state, and property taxes. Due to COVID-19, our tax assistance will be available virtually rather than in person. Our tax staff will be happy to answer your questions about the virtual tax preparation process.

We accept applicants on a first come, first served basis. All appointments are full for the 2021 Tax Season, and we are no longer taking tax assistance appointments.

Here are additional resources if you still need help filing your 2021 taxes:


The VITA Program provides free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals and families, including:

  • Single households with annual income of $35,000 or less
  • Families with dependents annual income of $58,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

All applicants must live in Hennepin County.

To Apply

  • Email us at or call us at 952-697-1414 for application forms and additional required documentation.
  • VITA Tax Clinics are in-person and by appointment only. Staff will begin taking appointments on January 2, 2023.


Please note: Applications cannot be processed until all application forms and supporting tax documents have been completed and submitted. 

If you have any questions about CAP-HC's VITA Tax Clinic, please email us at or call 952-697-1414. 

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund. The amount of your credit may change if you have children, dependents, are disabled, or meet other criteria. Using this credit may affect other government benefits for some types of workers, like the military and clergy. If you claim the EITC credit, your refund may be delayed. By law, refunds to taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax will not begin until mid-February.

For more about EITC, visit the IRS website.

The IRS has created an EITC qualification assistant to help you find out if you qualify and estimate your credit amount.

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