Volunteer with the Midcoast CA$H coalition and help individuals and families earning under $51,000 get the most of their hard-earned paychecks through free tax preparation and financial asset coaching. Plus you’ll gain some marketable skills, including…
The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation offers a comprehensive library of information about the Affordable Care Act, including and easy-to-use subsidy calculator. The tool estimates the health insurance premiums and subsidies for “people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.”
During tax season, people are focused on filing their tax returns, but financial stability – one of the building blocks for a good quality of life — is about more than just tax preparation. This tax season, Midcoast CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) volunteers served more than 500 individuals and families with free tax preparation while helping them make the most of their money through asset-building coaching.
Housing Authorities provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Locally there are two Housing Authorities: the Bath Housing Authority and the Brunswick Housing Authority.
Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuit Breaker” Program
Maine’s Circuit Breaker program allows eligible Maine residents to receive a partial refund of property taxes and/or rent paid on their primary residence. For more information click here.