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

Virtual Tax Prep Instructions Below!


Two Options Available for FREE Tax Preparation by LA CA$H
IRS Tax Law Certified Volunteers Are Ready to Serve YOU!

WEATHER NOTIFICATION
  If you pick Option #2 below and are scheduled for a "Scan & Go" on a Thursday evening 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.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN
To have your taxes virtually prepared through LA CA$H, 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

  OPTION #1 - “GET YOUR REFUND” Virtual Tax Prep
What Documents Are Needed

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

PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS:

Step 1:  Go To:  www.getyourrefund.org/lamaine

Step 2:  Click on “Sign Up.”

Step 3: Follow step-by-step directions to upload clear photos of tax documents, photo ID(s), & Social Security card(s) (Smart Phone can be used).

Step 4: An LA CA$H representative will call you to review the preparation process, which includes a FREE financial check-up. 

Step 5:  Your taxes will be virtually completed by an IRS tax law certified volunteer who will keep you informed of the status of your return. 

                        OPTION #2 - “SCAN & GO” Virtual Tax Prep

What Documents Are Needed?

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

PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS:

Step 1:  Go To:  www.lewistonmaine.gov/scanandgo and answer pre-preparation questions.

Step 2:  An LA CA$H representative will call you to schedule your document scanning appointment at the Lewiston Armory, as well as discuss what you need to bring. The call will also include a FREE financial check-up.

Step 3:   Complete IRS intake form at the Armory while scanning is occurring.

Step 4:   Within a week, your completed return will be reviewed with you (most likely by phone) prior to e-filing.

PLEASE NOTE:  CDC guidelines for COVID19 are in place at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Avenue, Lewiston. A mask must be worn to enter, and social distancing is required.  Scan & Go will only be done by appointment. No walk-ins permitted.


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