1-30-12: Free Tax Preparation

January 30, 2012 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Sara Johnson is the director and co-founder of the Baltimore CASH Campaign, which develops programs to help working families establish financial security. Tomorrow, her organization will host an event in Baltimore to kick off “Keep Your Money,” an effort to provide free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income earners.

Sheilah talks to Sara Johnson about what you need to know before hitting that April 17 deadline. (Yep–the 17th.)

Tomorrow morning, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Jack Young, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Democratic Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes will join Baltimore CASH Campaign to announce their sites for free tax preparation. It happens at 10am at the Northwest One-Stop Career Center at Mondawmin Mall.

If you want to make an appointment for free tax preparation, call 410–234–8008 or make an appointment online. If you’re a single tax filer who made $25,000 or less in 2011, or if you’re a family of two or more who made less than $50,000, you’re eligible. What should you bring? There’s a list here. (And don’t forget your bank account information.) Which site should you go to? Check out this map.

Take a gander at some upcoming “Maryland CASH Academy” personal finance classes. Also gander-able: this taxpayer’s bill of rights from Maryland’s Office of the Comptroller.

Here’s Sara Johnson talking about increased regulation of tax preparers:

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