Get CA$H

Are you leaving money on the table?

If you earned under $53,000 last year, you can find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and get your taxes prepared for free through The Midcoast Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CA$H) Coalition. Our coalition of more than 20 agencies and businesses has a crew of IRS-certified trained volunteers who will provide free tax preparation by appointment in Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Wiscasset and Richmond during each tax season

Call (207) 844-3702 to make an appointment, starting January, 2015.

Appointments are available at the following locations and times:

  • Midcoast Maine Community Action Agency
    34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
  • TUESDAYS: Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus
    Orion Building, 29 Sewall Street (Brunswick Landing), Brunswick
  • SATURDAYS: Bowdoin College, Kanbar Hall 101
    Corner of Old Bath Road and Route 123
  • WEDNESDAYS: Westrum House
    Community Room, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham
  • SATURDAYS: Richmond High School
    132 Main Street, Richmond
  • SATURDAYS: Coastal Enterprises, Wiscassett
    Lincoln County Economic Development Office Conference Room
    35 Water Street (Lower Level) (Across the street from CEI’s main building)
  • MONDAYS: University College at Bath/Brunswick
    9 Park Street, Room 104, Bath

Call 207-844-3702 to make an appointment, starting January, 2015.

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