CA$H Maine

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Three ways to enjoy the holidays without going into debt

Posted December 6, 2018

Blog By Courtney-Rose Dantus, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection – NOV 19, 2018 The holidays are a time of giving, from traveling to see family and friends to shopping for gifts. For many people, all of this spending can add up quickly. During the 2017 holiday season, American credit card debt rose at the second-fastest… Read more

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Celebrating Economic Opportunity and Asset Building in Native Communities

Posted November 26, 2018

Arohi Pathak Associate Director, Field Engagement Prosperity Now, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Prosperity Now Blog In this Native American Heritage month, we’re inspired by the exciting work taking place in Native communities that have historically struggled with poverty, high unemployment and limited economic opportunity. Today, increased investment in and by Native Community Development Financial Institutions… Read more

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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

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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