ORONO, Maine – Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC), a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) to fund the organization’s Wabanaki CA$H tax preparation program. Wabanaki CA$H connects tribal members in Maine to volunteer certified tax preparers for FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of income tax returns.
Wabanaki CA$H aims to assist tribal members with filing their income taxes and works to maximize tax returns by ensuring all eligible tax credits, including Earned Income Tax Credits, are claimed. Wabanaki CA$H provides one-on-one financial education and connects tribal members with area resources to build financial resiliency. The program also provides taxpayers with strategies to reach their household money goals including matched savings programs, financial assistance programs, tips, tools, and one-on-one counseling services.
Wabanaki CA$H’s free tax preparation services are available online and through a variety of in-person tax preparation options. Taxpayers who are interested in free tax preparation for the 2021 tax year can contact Four Directions at 207-866-6545 for more information on the services offered beginning on February of 2022.
“Four Directions is so thankful to have received funding from Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc for Wabanaki CA$H’s 2021 tax season,” shared Sayre Savage, Site Coordinator for Wabanaki CA$H. “Not only does this funding allow the program to travel to the tribal communities in rural Maine, it also allows us to spread educational resources and support throughout the state.”
To learn more about Four Directions Development Corporation and their services, please visit www.fourdirectionsmaine.org.
To learn more about Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc and their services, please visit www.oknativeassets.org.