CA$H Maine

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Does Your Paycheck Need A Checkup?

Posted July 12, 2018

An informative article on the United Way blog has some great information about why it’s important to take a quick look at your paycheck right now.  (See the original blog post, here:  Does Your Paycheck Need a Checkup?) Most notable from the post, is this: The IRS has created a Withholding Calculator to help people estimate the… Read more

Alex Brann and Ryan Ouellette graduating from Messalonskee High School

Two CA$H Volunteers Have Graduated!

Posted June 18, 2018

We are proud of our young volunteers! If you had your taxes prepared at the Capital Area CA$H or Central Maine CA$H this year, chances are you met Alex Brann and Ryan Ouellette. Both volunteered many hours with CA$H Maine during their senior year of high school.  Alex and Ryan greeted taxpayers and assisted them… Read more

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Reducing Stress At Tax Time

Posted May 21, 2018

WHO SAID TAX TIME HAS TO BE STRESSFUL?  NOT THIS TAX FILER! Wabanaki CA$H had a very busy tax season this year!  Wabanaki CA$H offered tax clinics in each of the four Wabanaki tribes in Maine – the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot –  and also served individuals at the Four Directions Development Corporation Offices in… Read more

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A Student’s Success Story

Posted April 11, 2018

Benefiting from filing taxes University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) student Santa Havener did not know she could benefit from filing taxes. Santa knew she did not owe taxes, since her earnings came from a Work Study job on campus. However, a case manager at Augusta Housing urged her to file taxes and find out… Read more

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Maine celebrates the 10th anniversary of American Sign Language Tax Day

Posted March 15, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, marked the 10th anniversary of American Sign Language (ASL) Tax Day in Portland, Maine. Stakeholder Partnerships, Education & Communication (SPEC) partners provided free tax preparation services to 44 taxpayers who are deaf or hard of hearing. These partners included CA$H Greater Portland, Disability Rights Maine, Maine Registry of Interpreters for the… Read more

Three Numbers With a Big Impact!

Posted March 6, 2018

By Dottie Perham-Whittier, LA CA$H Co-Chair & Lewiston’s Community Relations Coordinator When hearing the words credit report and credit score, an individual may experience a sense of pride or, more commonly, think, “I don’t believe my credit score is what it should be.” For many, a pit-in-the-stomach fear ensues as to what those three numbers… Read more

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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