Friday, February 12, 2010

Free Tax Preparation in Maine

For qualifying individuals and families, Maine offers free tax preparation. You may even qualify for tax credits you did not know about. Get your income taxes prepared free by IRS-Certified volunteer tax preparers.

You will need:

Social security cards for any person claimed on the tax return (self, spouse, dependents).

W-2s for all jobs worked throughout the year.

1099 forms for other income, including social security benefits, unemployment, interest and dividends, if applicable.

Any other tax-related documents received from the Internal Revenue Service.

Once you receive all of your income tax statements, dial 2-1-1 and get connected to a tax site near you or visit the CA$HMAINE website.

Offered Jan. 20-March 30, 2010
Walk-ins welcome, appointments strongly suggested**

**Sites have income limits of $50,000 gross per combined household.

*The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a Federal tax benefit for people who work. A family with a combined income under $48,279 and married filing jointly with three or more children can get a maximum credit of $5,657. Taxpayers may also claim the EITC even if they do not owe income tax.

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