AARP Tax Assistance

Since 1973, Community Thread has partnered with the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation to offer free income tax filing to low- to moderate-income taxpayers.

This service is provided in partnership with trained and certified AARP tax-aide volunteers who file federal and state income tax returns. Returns can be prepared only for Minnesota residents who are not required to file a state tax return in any state other than Minnesota.

2021 Tax-aide program

In partnership with AARP Tax-Aide Program, Community Thread is offering free income tax filing to low- to moderate-income tax payers. Due to the pandemic, the program will follow the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service Reopening Process to limit the spread of COVID-19 based on the current stage of the epidemic.

Appointments can be made by calling 651-439-7434 between 9am and 4pm, Monday – Friday.
* Please note that appointments are limited due to current COVID-19 restrictions. *

State Tax Returns

State filing and payment deadlines vary and are not always the same as the federal filing deadline. Some states automatically accept a federal Form 4868 extension, other states have extended their tax filing dates – taxpayers should check their state tax agency for more information.

The State of Minnesota has extended their income tax deadline to July 15, 2020. Learn more about their COVID-19 response at

No tax records are stored at Community Thread at any time during or after the tax filing period has ended.