If you made $57,000 or less in 2020 you may qualify for FREE tax preparation! CASH is an IRS program that has new and safe ways for you to file taxes for free. Learn More HERE
You MUST have an appointment to receive our free services. Start by calling 410-234-8008 M-F 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, then choose between our Virtual or Drop-Off tax prep services.
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BIG NEWS! The Maryland General Assembly passed the RELIEF Act!
The RELIEF Act includes direct payments for low to moderate income Maryland taxpayers who claimed and received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2019 Maryland State Tax Return.Learn more and see if you qualify by clicking here for more information. Read our joint statement about the impact of this historic legislation and review the full RELIEF Act here.
The Treasury Department and IRS will began issuing a second round of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) on December 30, 2020. The payment is generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition, those with qualifying children will also receive $600 for each qualifying child. Dependents who are 17 and older are not eligible for the child payment. More info can be found on the IRS website.
Most recipients will receive these payments by direct deposit. For Social Security and other beneficiaries who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way.
Anyone who received the first round of payments earlier this year but doesn’t receive a payment via direct deposit will generally receive a check or, in some instances, a debit card.
IRS announces tax season opening delayed to Feb. 12
The IRS announced that the nation’s tax season will start on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. This means that CASH can prepare your return now but tax returns will not be filed until February 12th.
The February 12 start date will give the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the December 27 tax law changes that provided a second round of Economic Impact Payments and other benefits.
Additionally, under the PATH Act, the IRS cannot issue a refund involving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February. The law provides this additional time to help the IRS stop fraudulent refunds and claims from being issued, including to identity thieves. The IRS expects these refunds for many EITC and ACTC taxpayers will issue the first week of March if they file electronically with direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax returns.
Looking for financial advice?
CASH has resources and tools on how to manage finances or find other help in this difficult time.
Do you need a safe bank account, or do you have questions about how to get your Economic Impact Payment- Find out more here.
Abre una cuenta bancaria o de una cooperativa de crédito de bajo costo ahora para recibir el dinero de tu cheque de estímulo de una forma más rápida y segura- Haga clic aquí!
Over 20 Benefit Programs
CASH can help you or someone in your household connect to over 20 benefit programs. The programs help with things like food, phones, medication, and housing. The screening is free and confidential. CASH can also help you through the application process. to make an appointment register here. To learn more about the program visit www.earnbenefits.org.
Welcome to The CASH Campaign of Maryland
The CASH Campaign of Maryland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is a newly formed nonprofit organization that is the result of a recent merger between the CASH Campaigns of Baltimore and Maryland. As long time partners and allies, these programs joined forces to create one unified organization in July 2017.
The CASH Campaign of Maryland promotes economic advancement for low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Baltimore and across Maryland. CASH accomplishes its mission through operating a portfolio of direct service programs, building organizational and field capacity, and leading policy and advocacy initiatives to strengthen family economic stability.
Become an Advocate Today!
The CASH Campaign of Maryland engages in advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. Our goal is to elevate the voices of those we serve.