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Who We Are
C.A.S.H. [Creating Assets, Savings and Hope] is a community coalition of 40-plus organizations, working together to improve life for low-income working families in Monroe County. We are regarded as a pioneer and national leader in the effort to provide financial services to low-income families. C.A.S.H. was convened by the United Way of Greater Rochester in 2002. Since June 2007, C.A.S.H. has been headquartered at Empire Justice Center. Learn more
Programs & Services
C.A.S.H. helps working families GET, KEEP, and GROW their money. C.A.S.H. provides the following services to income eligible households:
- Free Income Tax Return Preparation (VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
C.A.S.H. operates free, high quality tax preparation sites throughout Monroe County. IRS Certified Volunteers prepare and electronically file federal and NYS tax returns for free for income eligible persons. We also provide our clients with great information about home buying programs, debt management, credit reports, savings programs, affordable health care and health insurance, money management, job training, and more! Click here to learn more about our Free Tax Preparation Program.
For people who would like to prepare their own return, but want some help with tax questions, we offer Self Prep Service. Clients who have a personal e-mail address, and good computer skills, can prepare their own tax return with help from a C.A.S.H. volunteer. Find out more by here.
Effective 10/1/2016, CASH will be unable to prepare or amend tax returns until our sites open in 2017. The IRS is providing new tax softwre and it's not available for use until 2017. Also, CASH will no longer be able to print any tax returns that were prepared at our sites after October 31, 2016.
We apologize for any inconvenience. To be added to our tax site locations/hours, call 585-295-5805.
If you need a return prepared before our tax sites open:
- Self-Prep: Prepare your own 2015 tax return online at www.myfreetaxes.com
- Paid Preparer Service: Contact preparers such as H&R Block, Liberty Tax, or Jackson Hewitt for assistance. For tips on hiring a tax preparer, visit: www.tax.ny.gov/pit/tips-hiring-a-preparer.htm
If you need a copy of your return after October 31:
- Federal Returns - Available online or via mail: www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
- State Returns - Available online or via mail: www.tax.ny.gov/help/contact/get-copy-of-return.htm
- C.A.S.H. Coach (Free One-on-One Financial Coaching)
C.A.S.H. offers the C.A.S.H. Coach Program in partnership with the Center’s Credit Education Bureau (CEB). Over a period of nine months, participants work one-on-one with trained volunteer coaches to strengthen their money management skills and improve their finances. Each participant receives free and confidential coaching regarding budgeting, credit, managing money, and achieving financial goals. Click here to learn more about the Coach Program.
C.A.S.H. Volunteer Opportunities
The success of C.A.S.H. is due to the generous dedication of volunteers. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience where you can make a difference, then C.A.S.H. is for you. We have many types of opportunities in addition to preparing taxes and financial coaching. To learn more about how you can get involved and join the community of C.A.S.H. volunteers, check out our Volunteer Information page.