Find out if you qualify for free tax filing help

Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 7:47 AM EST
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Cash Maine can get you free help on your taxes if your household makes less than $56,000 a year.

The program pairs you with an IRS certified tax preparer to help you file.

The United Way of Eastern Maine coordinates the program that covers Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, Waldo, and Hancock counties.

Last year, Eastern Maine Cash saved 4,500 Mainers an estimated $750,000 in tax prep fees.

They also saw 3.5 million in tax refunds.

Meredith Alexander works at the United Way of Eastern Maine as their community initiatives manager.

“Taxes are very scary for a lot of people, including me. I don't like filing my taxes! But my best advice is always come to us, take advantage of the free service. Along with free tax prep, there's also a financial literacy component, so folks are able to learn about new programs in the community that maybe they're eligible for but didn't know about.”

The program kicks off February 15th with an appointment-only ‘Super Saturday’ tax prep session at UMA Bangor.

For a full list of available locations and more information, visit

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