CA$H Maine

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope

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Expanding EITC to Help Maine’s Young Workers

Posted August 9, 2019

Balancing Work and School While Sharing A Car This year included many firsts for 19-year-old Dena Greiner. She started Adult Education Classes, a full-time job, and just filed her taxes for the first time. Although Dena didn’t graduate from high school because it wasn’t for her, she’s on track to provide for herself. By receiving… Read more

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Increasing EITC to Help Maine’s Working Families

Posted August 9, 2019

Supporting Her Family on a Tight Budget When Lisa Clark and her husband decided to start a family, they knew raising children would be expensive. But they successfully started their own business and were financially on track. However, life changed in 2013 when her husband died an automobile accident. For a while, Lisa ran the… Read more

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Staying Above Water with the Help of EITC

Posted July 15, 2019

Amber Kapiloff Stone grew up in Farmington. She left to get a degree at UMaine, spent a few obligatory years traveling and exploring and, of course, living in Portland. In the end she came back to Farmington. She is your stereotypical “boomerang” kid. High Cost of Living in Rural Maine Amber had never been a… Read more

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Trixie Sidelinger: Long Road Traveled to Lewiston-Auburn CA$H

Posted April 9, 2019

New Model of Assistance at Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Lewiston-Auburn CA$H has been operating since 2004. Our unwavering focus is helping people and the responses we receive from folks at the tax site make it all worthwhile. L/A CA$H volunteers are committed beyond measure and residents appreciate the personalized service. Our new model, which we started in… Read more

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Did You Have an Unexpected Tax Bill in 2019?

Posted April 8, 2019

Now that you’ve filed, do you need to tell your employer to withhold more or less income to pay your 2019 taxes? Was your refund lower than expected, or did you have an unexpected tax bill when you filed this year? You can take steps today to make sure your federal income tax withholding is… Read more

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Credit mistakes that could be costing you money

Posted April 3, 2019

By Liane Fiano, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, March 18, 2019. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Managing your credit can sometimes seem like a lot of work, but it’s essential. Your credit history plays a big role in your financial… Read more

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Make a plan to save some of your tax refund

Posted March 9, 2019

Blog by Dave Sieminski and Jill Wheeler of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – FEB 07, 2019 Making a plan to save at tax time As you gather your tax records and prepare to file, why not use this annual responsibility to take another step towards building financial security for yourself or your family? For… Read more

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Sign Up for My Money Works Near Home or Online

Posted February 25, 2019

My Money Works is a free class designed to help you gain the skills and confidence you need to: stretch your money pay your bills reduce debt find money for savings plan for retirement set personal financial goals My Money Works will be held online Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00, starting March 6, 2019. Learn more and register for… Read more

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EITC – You Earned It. Get It Back

Posted January 21, 2019

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit that may give you money back at tax time or lower the federal taxes you owe. You can claim the credit whether you’re single or married, or have children or not. The main requirement is that you… Read more