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Do you or anyone you know need help filing your income taxes?  Want this done free?  As a service to the community, CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) helps working families get the money and assistance they’ve earned by providing free income tax preparation and e-filing for those who may be less able to afford a paid tax preparer.

Typically, those who have worked in the past year and earned less than $40,000 are eligible. While most returns can be done, some may be more complex and need referral to a more specialized preparer.

The dates, places, and times that CASH will provide these services are listed below.  Help will also be available en Español.

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1. Tue Mar 17 5pm – Tue Mar 17 8pm

Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo 14213

2. Thu Mar 19 5pm – Thu Mar 19 8pm

Riverside Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

3. Sat Mar 21 10am – Sat Mar 21 2pm

Trading Post Community Care Center 38 Franklin St., PO Box 96, Springville, NY 14141

4. Sun Mar 22 1pm – Sun Mar 22 4pm

Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208

5. Tue Mar 24 5pm – Tue Mar 24 8pm

Daemen College Wick Student Center, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226

6. Sat Mar 28 10am – Sat Mar 28 2pm

Love Inc. & Town of Concord Town Hall 86 Franklin, Springville 14141

7. Tue Mar 31 5pm – Tue Mar 31 8pm

MAP 271 Grant Ave., Buffalo, NY 14213

8. Sat Apr 4 10am – Sat Apr 4 1pm

Evans National Bank, 6840 Erie Road, Derby, NY 14047

9. Tue Apr 7 5pm – Tue Apr 7 8pm

Hispanics United, 254 Virginia, Buffalo, NY 14201

10. Sat Apr 11 10am – Sat Apr 11 1pm

Evans National Bank 8599 Erie Road, Evans, NY 14006

11. Tue Apr 14 5pm – Tue Apr 14 8pm

MAP 271 Grant, Buffalo, NY 14213

Fliers:

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En Español:
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Low-income folks in our area and around the country have for too long been preyed upon by paid tax preparers. On Tuesday the Buffalo Common Council passed a resolution calling for a new local law that would require tax preparers to disclose fees associated with theirs prep services as well as refund anticipation loans. More information can be found in the Buffalo News’ article in Wednesdays paper:

Read the Buffalo News Article Here

City Councils from Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse will also pass similar resolutions. Locally, Assemblymember Sam Hoyt and Erie County Legislator Maria Whyte will introduce matching legislation at their respective levels of government.

For information about Free tax preparation provided through the United Way’s CASH program click below…

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Our friends at CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope), a project of the United Way, has announced their CASH IN event for January 26th. This is a great opportunity to link with free tax preparation, credit reports, benefits eligibility, and more. Please see below and the attached flyers and notices.

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To kick off the tax season CASH Buffalo is hosting an event called CASH IN Saturday on January 26th from 9am-3pm at the Buffalo Convention Center. Some great services available at CASH-In Saturday include free tax preparation, free credit reports, benefits eligibility screening, and much more.

CASH (Creating, Assets, Savings, and Hope) Buffalo is a coalition of over 60 organizations committed to serving hard working, low income families by offering a free income tax preparation. Over the last two years, our local volunteer network, often made up of faith communities like yours, has completed more than 21,000 state and federal returns for families and individuals and brought more than $26 million dollars into the community via tax refunds and credits. CASH currently operates a free tax preparation program at 10-11 sites across the city of Buffalo each year.

Included are a couple flyers on the free tax preparation available to share. We are also happy to come to you and give a presentation on the free tax preparation network. Services are available to most people who had an income less than $40,000 this year. Its fast, its free, its yours.

If you should have any questions about the Free Tax Preparation Program and the work being done in the community, please contact Diane Bessel, Director of Creating Assets, Savings & Hope at 716-887-2717 or email diane.bessel@uwbec.org.

CASH In Satuday Flyer

Free Tax Prep Flyer

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