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CASH at EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Immigrants & Refugees

Location

115 South Avenue 4th floorROCHESTER, NY 14614 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CASH focuses on empowering people with the greatest need to obtain financial security.

Description

CASH offers free tax return preparation services to low-income workers including those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] to ensure they collect all credits for which they are eligible. By providing this service, CASH helps low-income workers avoid expensive paid preparer fees which can amount to hundreds of dollars. Clients are also protected from paid preparers who encourage clients to purchase expensive financial products and predators who engage in theft of refunds and identities. CASH uses the "tax return moment" as an opportunity to connect clients with a wide variety of resources that can improve families’ financial wellbeing, such as the on-site opening of ESL savings and prepaid card accounts, savings programs, health care, financial literacy, public benefits, and job counseling services.

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