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What Is CASH Oregon

CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Oregon is committed to improving the financial health of low income working families and individuals.

CASH Oregon provides low income families and individuals from every community and background in Oregon with the tools and resources to begin building solid financial futures. In partnership with AARP Tax-Aide, CASH Oregon supports aggressive Earned Income Tax Credit outreach and free tax preparation programs.  In addition, through our strategic partnerships with financial service organizations around the State, including Innovative Change$, we facilitate easy access to financial education and services.

Where We Serve

CASH Oregon, through our partnership with AARP Tax-Aide, supports free tax preparation and tax credit outreach in 32 counties in the State of Oregon at over 135 tax sites. Click on Free Tax Sites to find one near you.  Through our partnership with Intuit, you can e-file your taxes online for free.  Just click on Free File Online.

Who We Serve

We serve people from diverse ethnic groups, living situations, ability levels, and age groups. During the 2016 tax season, with the support of CASH Oregon, 1,244 IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers, trained by AARP Tax-Aide Trainers, filed the taxes and answered the questions of over 66,000 families and individuals statewide who received over $58,000,000 in total refunds.

Many taxpayers do not have access to the internet at home. For those who have access to the internet, many are not aware of the ever changing tax laws and/or credits.  Because of this, people turn to commercial tax preparers that charge $150 - $325, or more. By taking advantage of our free tax preparation services, taxpayers maximized their refunds by eliminating the fees charged by commercial tax preparation companies statewide saving filers more than $8,6100,000! In addition, these filers avoided the temptation of Refund Anticipation Loans.