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Do you owe $500 or more to your electric company?

If you're more than $500 in debt on your electric bill, this program may be able to help you. You pay just your current monthly electric bill, each month and on time. For each month that you pay your current bill, your electric utility company will wipe out 1/12 of what you owe them on your back bill. Learn about how to enroll!
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Identity Theft: Self-Help Tools

What is identity theft? Identity theft can happen to anyone.  If this has happened to you, you are not alone. Common types of identity theft include when someone has used your name to:
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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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IRS Tax Topics

Tax Topics for 2017-2018 We have selected a few of the most relevant topics from the IRS Tax Tips free email service. 
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Tax Tips

Lots of money flows at tax time. And everyone wants a piece of it. Be smart and keep all of your refund. Here are our simple tips for holding onto your hard-earned money.
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Earned Income Credit

Does the Government Owe You Money? What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? How Much is the Credit?
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I Can't Pay the Taxes on my House: What Can I Do?

In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement."
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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.
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(Tax Season Tips - Arabic) نصائح موسم الضرائب

تتدفق الكثير من الاموال في موعد الضرائب. و كل فرد يريد ان ينتهز الفرصه و يأخذ قطعه لنفسه. كن فطن و احتفظ بكل أموالك التي ستعود اليك من مصلحه الضرائب.
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Equifax Data Breach: What Mainers can do to protect themselves

You may have heard about the massive data breach at Equifax. Equifax is one of the large credit reporting bureaus, that collects credit and other personal information about people. A lot of this information they collect has been hacked. In Maine, about half a million people's information is affected by this breach.

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