Join the 211 Maryland United Way Helpline and the CASH Campaign of Maryland to help people get assistance with taxes
Organizations will provide free tax services to eligible residents for 10th Year
BALTIMORE (December 20, 2019) – Want to help Marylanders who struggle to make ends meet, and who depend on tax returns to cover necessities like rent and utilities? The 211 Maryland United Way Helpline and the CASH Campaign of Maryland will come together again to help eligible moderate- and low-income Baltimore-area residents with their taxes for the 10th consecutive year. United Way is seeking volunteers to help with the influx of calls from January 15 – April 15. Volunteers will to schedule free appointments for qualifying Baltimore-area residents to file their taxes.
The Baltimore CASH Campaign helps people receive all tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible. In the last tax year, the CASH campaign prepared more than 10,000 tax returns and helped residents secure nearly $17 million in federal and state tax refunds.
Volunteers are the first step in connecting those in need to free appointments to file their taxes. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and available two to three hours per week for a three-month period. Strong computer skills and a professional and friendly phone manner are also required. For more information, contact Suzanne.Poandl@uwcm.org, (410) 895-1395.
211 is a vital service that connects tens of thousands of people to help with housing, food, healthcare, transportation, utility assistance, and more every year. Individuals in need of assistance are encouraged to dial 211 to speak to a specialist about available resources, or to visit www.211md.org.
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