CA$H Maine

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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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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

Siiri Stinson: Mother, Singer, Entrepreneur, and Volunteer!

Posted October 31, 2017

Getting started as a volunteer When Siiri was a student at the University of Maine at Farmington she learned about a local opportunity to be trained and certified to help community members with their taxes.  At the time she couldn’t participate due to scheduling conflicts.  When she graduated, however, she wanted to put her skills… Read more

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Western Maine CA$H Awards Second Scholarship

Posted June 9, 2017

In the past two years, Western Maine CA$H awarded two scholarships to students at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF).   To qualify students must take a relevant course of study, prepare taxes for at least 75% of the tax sessions, and receive a recommendation from the tax site instructor. The $600 awards were made possible… Read more

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Managing your spending to achieve your goals

Posted April 12, 2017

Getting feedback on spending can help you keep your spending in check. Written by Irene Skricki who works for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control… Read more

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Sign up for a Class for Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2017

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. Throughout the month will be featuring financial news and events at cashmaine.org and financial tips on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to “like” us so that you will receive these helpful and fun tips! New Ventures Maine, one of CA$H’s many community partners, provides statewide tuition free classes statewide in money management,… 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