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Economic impact payments: What you need to know

Posted April 2, 2020

Updated with new information for seniors, retirees on April 1, 2020. Also see Treasury news release. Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in… Read more

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Prioritizing bills

Posted March 24, 2020

Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). For expenses like utilities, phone and internet, mortgages, or insurance, many providers are offering flexibility to customers facing financial strain. Check with your service providers or contact 211 for special resources available in your area. Making a short-term plan can help you identify the consequences of failing… Read more

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Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed

Posted March 23, 2020

News Release from the IRS IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15,… Read more

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Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

Posted March 20, 2020

Leer en Español By CFPB – MAR 16, 2020 Federal, state, and local governments are working to respond to the growing public health threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19 . As communities across the country are dealing with an increase in the number of reported cases, many areas may be impacted by the temporary closure of businesses, schools and other public… Read more

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COVID-19 Tax Resources

Posted March 19, 2020

Get It Back: Tax Credits for People Who Work – March 18, 2020 With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, taxes may not be at the top of your mind. Even if they are, you may not want to travel outside your house for tax preparation help. Here’s what you need to know to file your taxes… Read more

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Schedule Your Free Tax Preparation Appointment

Posted January 20, 2020

If you earned less than $56,000 in 2019 you can get your taxes done for free by IRS trained and certified volunteers at one of CA$H Maine’s free tax sites. In 2019, tens of thousands of IRS-certified volunteers working at more than 3,700 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the country prepared over 1.5 million tax returns, all… Read more

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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