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Eastern Maine CA$H, led by United Way of Eastern Maine will provide freetax preparation and money management information throughout tax season.Eastern Maine CA$H has 24 locations across Eastern Maine (and otherlocations exist statewide). Tax assistance is available forlow-to-moderate income individuals. Call 2-1-1 and mention “Free tax” tofind the location nearest you. On Febuary 5, there will be Super Saturday events in Eastern Maineincluding Bangor, Ellsworth and Machias (please call 2-1-1 to findadditional Super Saturday events across the state):BANGOR – Super Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Airport Mall,BangorCall 973-3500 to schedule an appointment or 2-1-1 for other Free TaxPrep locationsELLSWORTH – Super Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at WashingtonHancock Community Association Call 664-2424 extension 4460 to schedule an appointment or 2-1-1 forother free tax prep dates and locationsMACHIAS – Super Saturday February 5 from at Machias Savings BankCall 255-9499 to schedule an appointment or 2-1-1 for other free taxprep dates and locationsWATERVILLE – Super Saturday February 5 from WatervilleKeyBank, Main St. 1-888-392-4636 for an appointmentEastern Maine CA$H “is working to ensure everyone in need in our region,is able to get their taxes filed at no cost,” said Emma Pope-Welch. “Thecoalition hopes to increase the number of eligible, low-income workersthat receive the Earned Income Tax Credit of up to $.” She explainedthat “thousands of eligible households in our area currently do notreceive this credit.”Tax preparation sites are also available in Bangor, Ellsworth,Milbridge, Machias, Calais, Dover-Foxcroft and elsewhere, you can findthe nearest site by dialing 2-1-1, 24 hours a day. You can also find alist of locations by visiting www.cashmaine.org and clicking the”locations” tab at the top of the screen. Many will operate until April15th.Background:Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition is a financial stability partnershipcoordinated by United Way of Eastern Maine, covers free tax prep inPenobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo and Washington Counties. Thisyear, we have 24 sites run by more than # of I.R.S. Certified volunteertax preparers. Parners include AARP Tax-Aide, Bank of America, CaseyFamily Services, Coastal Enterprises, Housing & Urban Development, FourDirections, IRS/VITA, Four Directions, Key Bank, Machias Savings Bank,Mano en Mano, Penobscot County Federal Credit Union, Penquis, Pine TreeLegal Services, United Way of Eastern Maine, UMaine at Machias,Washington County Community college, Washington Hancock CommunityAgency, Women, Work and Community and 2-1-1 Maine