Western Maine CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope)
“My refund will go into savings so I can pay for emergencies and car repairs.”
- Kim McDermott, Jay, 2019
“The tax refund I am getting will help me immediately pay off some of my debt. I work part-time and have gotten behind and this is definitely all already allocated. I have been rejected for fuel assistance because I make just a little bit too much money. This has been a hard winter because I work in the school district and only get paid when I work. We have had so many snow days this winter it has been hard to keep up.“
- Bernice Hoisington, West Farmington, 2019
“The tax refund I am getting will help me immediately pay bills. I just had some vehicle repairs and I will either pay for that or invest in another vehicle.“
- Marcia Siebenmann, Farmington, 2019
“I will put my refund into savings to pay for car repairs and other emergencies.”
- Theresa Phillips, Livermore, 2019
“The tax refund I am getting will help me immediately pay my bills. I have had medical bills lately that I want to pay down.“
- Heidi Tomlins, Farmington, 2019
Hear about volunteers' experience preparing taxes...
United Way and New Ventures Maine (formerly Women, Work and Community) partner to offer free tax preparation and connection to financial resources through the Western Maine CA$H Coalition. WM CA$H is currently in its 17th year. As of 2018, Western Maine CA$H Coalition IRS-certified volunteers have prepared more than 2,800 returns, realizing more than 4 million in federal and state tax refunds of which in excess of 1.5 million was Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). Over the past 17 years, there have also been hundreds of families connected to financial resources to build a better future.
Taxes are prepared January through March annually. Taxes are prepared on the second floor of Roberts Learning Center at the University of Maine Farmington. To schedule an appointment call 778-7954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scan and Go tax prep services on Mondays this February in Rumford at UMA Rumford Center…
Just call 778-7954 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment for either location, just specify if it’s Rumford.
Feel free to visit www.cashmaine.org for more information on the program and the benefits to you!
Anyone interested in becoming an IRS-certified tax preparer should call Nichole at 778-5048 each year to be set up for the training before tax season.
“The process was easy and well managed. My taxes are pretty basic, but this program was able to help me with a few more complicated aspects of my taxes. I was able to use the money I saved towards other important things, like my family.”