AARP offers tax refund filing assistance

Aug. 15 deadline

Paperwork for the Minnesota Property Tax Refund is due Aug. 15. With that deadline looming, AARP is offering to help with the preparation for those eligible for the refund.

An AARP tax program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 30 at Forest Lake City Hall, 220 Lake St. N.

Those who rent or own a home or mobile home are eligible for the refund, but they need to file the necessary forms. The refund is especially favorable to those with low income and/or high rental costs or home property taxes.

Those seeking assistance at the July 30 program should bring a copy of 2011 income taxes and either a 2012 property tax statement for taxes payable in 2012 or a certificate of rent paid in 2011. Those who did not file 2011 income taxes should call AARP at (651) 675-7126 to determine what forms to bring.