LA CA$H Coalition - Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON; GREAT SERVING YOU!
4/20/21 NEWS - ADDITIONAL REFUND MAY BE COMING TO YOU
It was a pleasure for our IRS tax law certified volunteers to serve individuals and families during the tax season. We are now closed. We have learned, however, that The American Rescue Plan is now allowing certain taxpayers to exclude the claiming of $10,200 in unemployment compensation. Federal returns already filed will be automatically adjusted by the IRS with refunds sent in mid-May. The State of Maine, however, requires individuals to submit an amended return to receive the related Maine refund.
We would encourage individuals who may be impacted to visit this link to view information on amending a Maine return www.lewistonmaine.gov/amendmainereturn OR contact AARP in Auburn whose volunteers can assist - (207) 513-3170.
History of Lewiston-Auburn CA$H
The Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition was established as a multi-partner coalition by the City of Lewiston, Maine, in 2003. It is one of ten coalitions statewide that prepares taxes free of charge for low-to-moderate income individuals. Community partners and volunteers also advocate "creating assets, savings, and hope" by providing resource connections for individuals/families to achieve long-term financial stability. The Coalition also promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a credit that can render a tremendous boost to household budgets.
In addition, since the 2004 tax season, the Coalition has facilitated free tax preparation by IRS tax law certified volunteers for low-to-moderate-income workers within the Lewiston-Auburn area and connected residents with asset-building opportunities. We also offer FREE financial check-ups.