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Taxes 101

Frequently asked questions about taxes

Get answers to your most pressing questions for filing your 2020 taxes. Answers are for educational purposes only and are based on current law when written. 


Related Resources

Minnesota guide to local tax credits

Legal help

Assistance for low- to middle-income taxpayers with audit, back tax debt, or other legal issues related to taxes.

  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Tax Law Project Intake Line: (612) 334-5970
  • University of Minnesota Tax Law Clinic Intake Line: (612) 625-5515
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network Intake Line: (612) 752-6677
  • Law Help Minnesota offers tax fact sheets and translated tax information resources.

Information but NO assistance with tax preparation or filing

  • Local IRS Taxpayer Advocate call 1-877-777-4778 to find an advocate in your state OR fill out IRS Form 911.

Learn more about filing your 2020 taxes by watching a pre-recorded webinar series Taxes 101 with speakers from University of Minnesota Extension, Prepare + Prosper, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. 

Taxes 101 Part 1

Taxes 101 Part 2

Taxes 101 Part 3

Reviewed in 2021

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