For the 10th year in a row, IRS certified volunteer tax preparers, currently under the direction of Site Coordinator KC Geiger, will provide free Federal & State tax prep and e-filing for low-to-moderate income workers (earning $50,000 & under). The phone line opens January 17, 2013, and Androscoggin County area residents may call 513-3160 to schedule their free appointment.
Actual tax prep will commence January 24th and locations this year will be at the Lewiston Memorial Armory, Corner of Vale Street & Central, and Auburn City Hall, 60 Court Street. The former Lewiston Multi-Purpose Center will no longer be a site, as it is now home to Longley School. For date & time details, individuals may visit www.lewistonmaine.gov/lacash
Since 2004, Coalition outreach has resulted in over $15 million in refunds returned to Androscoggin County area residents, which Lewiston City Administrator Ed Barrett described as not only a plus for residents but the local economy. He urged LMI workers to take advantage of the Coalition’s services, noting that last year over $2 million in Federal refunds, alone, were claimed. The Coalition also promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit, a Federal benefit for those who work, and provides connections to financial literacy/asset-building offerings.