LA CA$H Coalition - Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope

2021 FREE Virtual Tax Prep  


LA CASH UPDATE - WE'RE AT CAPACITY!

As of March 1, 2021, LA CA$H Scan & Go appointments at the Lewiston Armory are filled to capacity. That has also resulted in LA CA$H preparers being at capacity to respond to LOCAL Get Your Refund online virtual tax preparation requests.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are ALREADY scheduled for a "Scan & Go" on a Thursday evening at the Lewiston Armory but the City of Lewiston closed earlier in the day due to weather, the Armory will not be open. A member of LA CA$H will call you to reschedule. Weather notifications will also be on the City's web site and on social media.

            FILLED TO CAPACITY!  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?

               You CAN utilize the statewide Get Your Refund virtual tax preparation option.

If you have email and the ability to take pictures of your tax documents and upload them with detailed instructions stated at www.getyourrefund.org, please go to that site and sign up.

In addition, it is our understanding that AARP Auburn may be accepting tax prep appointments later in the spring - 513-3170.

                                                                               What Documents Are Needed

No Access to Technology to Use Statewide Virtual Option?  
 Computer Availability at Lewiston & Auburn Libraries - CLICK HERE

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD REQUIRED
To have your taxes virtually prepared, you MUST have a Social Security Card. The only exception is if you receive Social Security benefits, our preparers can accept Form SSA-1099 that displays an individual’s Social Security number. To obtain a replacement Social Security card, you may visit the below Social Security Administration link to request one online or proceed to your nearest Social Security Administration Office.
  How to Get a Replacement Social Security Card


Special Note for 2021 Tax Filers
What if You Worked in 2019 But Didn’t Work Much in 2020 Due to COVID?   This tax season, tax filers will be able to choose whether they want to use either their 2019 or 2020 earned income to calculate the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Additional Child Tax Credit, thanks to a one-time “LOOKBACK” IRS provision.  If you think the “LOOKBACK” provision would be beneficial to you, please include your 2019 tax return when using either GET YOUR REFUND or SCAN & GO.


                                 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. 

EITC Tax Assistant - Find Out if You are Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit 

CA$H Maine Website - Interactive Budgeting & Savings Tools

Where's My Refund?

IRS Tips - How to Stay Safe While Working Online

IRS Telephone Numbers