CA$H Maine

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Reducing Stress At Tax Time

Posted May 21, 2018

WHO SAID TAX TIME HAS TO BE STRESSFUL?  NOT THIS TAX FILER! Wabanaki CA$H had a very busy tax season this year!  Wabanaki CA$H offered tax clinics in each of the four Wabanaki tribes in Maine – the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot –  and also served individuals at the Four Directions Development Corporation Offices in… Read more

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A Student’s Success Story

Posted April 11, 2018

Benefiting from filing taxes University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) student Santa Havener did not know she could benefit from filing taxes. Santa knew she did not owe taxes, since her earnings came from a Work Study job on campus. However, a case manager at Augusta Housing urged her to file taxes and find out… Read more

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Maine celebrates the 10th anniversary of American Sign Language Tax Day

Posted March 15, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, marked the 10th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL) Tax Day in Portland, Maine. Stakeholder Partnerships, Education & Communication (SPEC) partners provided free tax preparation services to 44 taxpayers who are deaf or hard of hearing. These partners included CA$H Greater Portland, Disability Rights Maine, Maine Registry of Interpreters for the… Read more

Three Numbers With a Big Impact!

Posted March 6, 2018

By Dottie Perham-Whittier, LA CA$H Co-Chair & Lewiston’s Community Relations Coordinator When hearing the words credit report and credit score, an individual may experience a sense of pride or, more commonly, think, “I don’t believe my credit score is what it should be.” For many, a pit-in-the-stomach fear ensues as to what those three numbers… Read more

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EITC Day at the Statehouse 2018

Posted January 26, 2018

Free Tax Assistance Helps Maine Residents Claim Their Full Refunds Thousands of Maine workers could overlook important federal tax benefits because they simply don’t know about them. They could miss out on an extra boost. To celebrate EITC Awareness Day CA$H Maine provided information at the Maine Statehouse Hall of Flags yesterday. “The Earned Income… Read more

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New Volunteers to be Opportunity Guides

Posted January 26, 2018

Aroostook County CASH is proud to be working with The County Federal Credit Union this year as part of their free tax preparation program. Last year the program’s Asset Organizer met with over 500 households at their tax sites. She helped taxpayers make the most of their money by connecting them to local resources and… Read more

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Take Charge of Your Finances in 2018

Posted January 23, 2018

Take a Class with New Ventures Maine! Introduction to Self-Employment Webinar 2/1 12:00-1:00 p.m. Online Introduction to Self-Employment 4/10 6:00-8:00 p.m. Messalonskee High School Budgeting Basics 5/17 6:00-8:00 p.m. Waterville Senior High School Clean Up Your Credit 5/24 6:00-8:00 p.m. Waterville Senior High School Questions? Contact Jean Dempster at [email protected] or 207-621-3434 Read more

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Helping Others by Preparing Taxes

Posted January 19, 2018

Western Maine CA$H is excited to honor one of our IRS-certified tax preparers! Kelli Lasko first heard about the Western Maine CA$H through a presentation done by the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area at her job at Franklin Savings Bank. She was looking for a volunteer opportunity and has always liked doing taxes (“crazy… Read more

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Meet Your Money Goals in 2018 with New Ventures Maine

Posted January 11, 2018

Sign up today for a free class near you! Introduction to Self-Employment 1/17, 2/21/ 3/21 9:00-11:00 a.m. CareerCenter, Augusta Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed Webinar 1/18 12:00-1:00 p.m. Online My Money Works Webinar 1/18-2/8 6:30-7:30 p.m. Online Work for Yourself at 50+ Webinar 1/22 10:00-11:30 a.m. Online Budgeting Basics 2/27 4:30-6:00 p.m. Gardiner Area High School My Money… Read more