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CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day

Posted January 27, 2017

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) supports the financial stability of over 27 million of low-and moderate-income workers by reducing the regressive federal tax burden on low-wage earners.  Depending on a worker’s income, the amount of taxes owed may be less than the credit and… Read more

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New IRS Refund Delay for EITC and ACTC Recipients

Posted January 20, 2017

This year it is more important than ever to prepare accurate income tax returns. A new law requires the IRS to delay issuing refunds for certain taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until February 15. The law has no exceptions and is designed to make it… Read more

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Free tax prep services begin on Jan. 26 in Farmington

Posted January 20, 2017

Western Maine CA$H is celebrating its 15th anniversary of free tax preparation by IRS-certified local community volunteers. Western Maine CA$H is one of 10 coalitions in Maine. There are more than 50 non-profit and for-profit partners involved in CA$H Maine. CA$H Maine offers free tax preparation as well as empowerment of Maine individuals and families… Read more

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Western Maine Kickoff

Posted January 29, 2016

From left to right: Lisa Laflin, Western Maine CA$H Co-Coordinator, Deborah Weaver, Maine Local Taxpayer Advocate, Tess Armstrong, Senior Tax Consultant IRS , Divin Gatera, Volunteer Tax Preparer, Janet Smith, Western Maine CA$H Co-Coordinator, Dennis O’Neil, Volunteer Tax Preparer,  Amy Scholl, AmeriCorps VISTA, Lisa Lemieux, Western Maine CA$H Asset Organizer, Bobbie Wheeler, Western CA$H Site Coordinator.   Western Maine CA$H kicked off the… Read more