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CA$H Greater Portland Hosts Successful ASL Tax Day

Posted March 24, 2017

Volunteers from DRME Deaf Services, USM, and CA$H GP CA$H Greater Portland hosted their 9th annual American Sign Language (ASL) Tax Day on Saturday, February 25th.  On ASL Tax Day CA$H Greater Portland, Disability Rights Maine (DRME) – Deaf Services, and University of Southern Maine (USM) volunteers assisted 37 filers, 36 of whom were able… Read more

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Tax prep volunteer puts minds at ease

Posted February 28, 2017

Longtime L-A CA$H volunteer Monica Lee sits at the Lewiston Memorial Armory recently during a daily tax preparation session.   Lee, who has been assisting residents with taxes for 10 years, says the program helps people “ease their mind.”  Written by Andrew Rice and published in the Sun Journal on February 20, 2017.  Not many… Read more

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“It doesn’t get any better than that!”

Posted February 22, 2017

“I’m a college graduate, and I have a hard enough time figuring out the healthcare marketplace – the pluses and minuses, the credits and debits. I would much rather have volunteers at the Western Maine CA$H Coalition help me with my taxes. They’re competent, educated, and trained in it, and there is no charge. I… Read more

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Tax Time Saving Tips

Posted February 10, 2017

Saving while filing your tax return is easy and can be automatic. Saving can help you be prepared for financial emergencies and begin to plan for the future. Written by David Sieminski, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – FEB 09, 2017.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer… Read more

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Finances, College and the Single Parent

Posted February 10, 2017

By Dottie Perham-Whittier, LA CA$H Co-Chair When my son, Mack, was born in October of 1999, people told me he’d be 18 before I knew it. Looking at my 8 lb. 2 oz. bundle of joy, I thought people were crazy to say that. However, time has flown by! He will be 18 and graduates… Read more

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Upcoming Training in Aroostook County

Posted January 30, 2017

  Budgeting Basics, 2 hour workshop Learn the basic pieces for building a budget, including money tracking and goal setting. Create a budget that works for you. May 3, 6 to 8 pm, Houlton Higher Education Center, Houlton May 23, 6 to 8 pm, UMPI, Presque Isle   Clean-up Your Credit Workshop, 2 hour workshop… Read more

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CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day

Posted January 27, 2017

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) supports the financial stability of over 27 million of low-and moderate-income workers by reducing the regressive federal tax burden on low-wage earners.  Depending on a worker’s income, the amount of taxes owed may be less than the credit and… Read more

KeyBank Super Refund Saturday

Posted January 20, 2017

This Saturday February 4th from 9AM-4PM Representatives from KeyBank and the RedCross will be on hand to assist you! Call 207-699-0753 to schedule an appointment Read more

CA$H GP By Appointment Only Cost: Free