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The Tax Consequences of Divorce or Separation

Divorce or separation can mean big changes on your taxes. Spousal support, also called alimony, and a name change are just a few things you may need to consider. Here are some tax tips to keep in mind if you are recently divorced or separated.
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Health Care Tax Tips

Do you get a health care tax subsidy for health insurance you bought through the "federal marketplace." Learn about your duty to report certain financial changes.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

We help people who run up against tax problems with the IRS. Our services are free.
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Do You Get Paid By Payroll Card? Know your rights under Maine and federal law

Many Maine employers are using payroll cards instead of paper checks or direct deposit to pay wages.  This is a growing trend around the country. Payroll cards may be good for some employees, but there are risks and hidden costs involved.  Here’s what you need to know.

Income Guidelines for the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Yearly income guidelines for PTLA's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
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Will Getting A Big Tax Refund Make Me Lose My Benefits?

This year, you won’t have to worry about losing your benefits if you get a big tax refund. Starting in 2011, any tax refunds you get will not affect most public benefits, or how much you get! Under the law passed in December 2010:
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Do You Owe Money to the IRS?

I've just received a "Notice of tax due" letter from the IRS. What is this? The IRS sent you this letter because it believes you have not paid the total amount of taxes that you owe.
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Maine Tax Refunds for People Living in Motels and Tourist Camps

How do I know if I can get a tax refund? In Maine, when you stay in some kinds of short term rentals, like a hotel or motel room, you pay a state sales tax.  If you stay more than 28 days you may be entitled to a refund of the tax you paid. First, you must have rented:

Programa de asistencia al contribuyente de bajos ingresos

Información sobre nuestro programa de asistencia al contribuyente de bajos ingresos puede ayudarle a presentar la información necesaria para satisfacer las pruebas que se requieren para reclamar las deducciones tributarias o crédito EIC
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Conseils pour la Saison des Impôts - (Tax Season Tips - French)

Beaucoup d’argent circule au moment des impôts. Et tout le monde en veut. Soyez intelligent et gardez tout votre remboursement d'impôt. Voici nos conseils simples pour conserver votre argent durement gagné et vos crédits d'impôt.