Tax Preparation Program

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FREE tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers of all ages  

The United Way of Brown County is proud to offer both an online and an in-person tax preparation option to those in the Brown County Area.  

Our IRS certified volunteer preparers meet with taxpayers in the lower level of the New Ulm Public Library. Appointments are available from February to mid-April by IRS Certified Preparers.  This service is by appointment only during the tax season.

Our During the 2019 tax season our preparers completed 560 returns for residents across Brown County and southern Minnesota.  Those taxpayers received an average return of $612.  

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about becoming a tax preparer, please call our office at 507-354-6512. (Free online self-filing) 

If you prefer to self-file your taxes, is a free and safe way for anyone earning $66,000 or less to both Federal and Minnesota tax returns. Approximately 80% of filers complete their taxes in under one hour.  Simply log onto and follow the self-guided steps. 

In 2019, 62 Brown County residents used this free service to file their taxes!