Save Money, Get Tax Help from CASH Oregon

February 1, 2012 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

For low-income Oregonians, identifying tax deductions and completing tax forms is as important as it can be confusing.  Many families and individuals unknowingly overlook valuable tax credits they are eligible for.  To help, PCRI is hosting CASH Oregon’s free tax preparation services at our Margaret Carter Neighborhood Network Center.  PCRI residents and other community members can register for an appointment by calling Lisa at (503) 281-1778.  Additional information is available at CASH Oregon’s website or in the flyer pictured below.

The assistance, provided by AARP Tax Aides in conjunction with CASH Oregon, will help identify eligibility for a variety of tax credits, including Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Oregon Earned Income Credits and Oregon Working Family Child Care Credit.  In addition, Oregon IDA participants may be able to deduct 2011 interest and contributions on their state taxes.  Once the participant and the tax aide have identified eligible credits and deductions, the tax aide will be able to e-file the participant’s 2011 tax return.

Interested participants should bring to their appointment a picture ID, their social security number and/or ITN as well as documentation of income (W-2s, 1099s, etc.), records of tax-deductible expenses such as child or dependent care, property taxes and mortgage interest.  For direct deposit of any refunds, participants should also bring banking information, including their account number.

CASH Oregon, like PCRI, is committed to improving the financial health of low income working families, individuals, and seniors.  Their Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and free tax preparation programs—coupled with financial fitness programs like those provided by PCRI and other organizations—provide families and individuals with the tools and resources to begin building solid financial futures.

This tax preparation assistance is free to the community and is a valuable way PCRI residents and other community members can stretch a limited income.  Appointments are required.  Please call Lisa at (503) 281-1778 to schedule yours.

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