Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available for Eligible Households

by | Feb 6, 2023

BANGOR, Maine (Feb. 6, 23) – Penquis and Eastern Maine CA$H are once again providing free tax preparation services to eligible households at sites in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Hancock, and Washington counties.

At the tax preparation sites, IRS-certified volunteers will work to help individuals understand their returns and tax filing responsibilities. The volunteers will also ensure that clients receive all of their eligible benefits, such as Earned Income Tax Credits, refunds, and stimulus payments.

In addition to tax preparation services, individuals may receive information about strategies to help meet their financial goals. Program representatives will be available to answer questions on a variety of financial topics, including paying bills, building emergency savings, paying down debt and improving credit, saving for retirement, and saving for other goals, such as home purchase, education, or vehicle purchase. Individuals will also receive information on available resources and programs such as the Maine Family Development Account Program, Rainy Day Savings Project, and other assistance programs. Financial education is sponsored in part by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.

Most households with an income of $60,000 or less will qualify. Visit cashmaine.org for the complete list of qualifications.

For more information on site locations, appointment times, and required paperwork, visit www.cashmaine.org/coalition/eastern-maine/ or email [email protected]. To schedule an appointment, call 207-973-3500.

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ABOUT PENQUIS: Established in 1967, Penquis is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting Maine families in becoming healthy, safe, connected, and financially secure. Penquis primarily serves Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties, and touches the lives of approximately 6,000 people every day.