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November 1, 2012

October 2012 Ohio CASH Newsletter

November 14, 2012 – Ohio CASH 4th quarter meeting
The 4th quarter Ohio CASH meeting will be held on from 2pm – 4:30pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Dublin Public Library, located at XXXX.  The meeting will include a report on our activities for the last year, updates from the Public Policy and Toolkit Committee, and discussion for opportunities in 2013. 

Please email Kalitha at kwilliams@policymattersohio.org to RSVP.  We look forward to your participation.

On Wednesday August 22, 2012, Ohio’s leading organizations providing free tax preparation services came to Columbus for the Free Tax Preparation Summit: Moving the Field Forward in Columbus.  The purpose of the Summit was to share information on the impact of the movement statewide and nationally, discuss opportunities to increase free tax work in Ohio, and begin planning for a successful 2013 tax year through collaboration activities.   The Summit included presentations from the National Community Tax Coalition and was sponsored by The Columbus Foundation.  Funding permitting, this will be an annual event.

Religious Leaders Voice Support for Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Extensions
A coalition of faith leaders recently called on Congress to extend the enhanced earned income tax credit and child tax credit. The group cited the effectiveness of the credits in preventing millions of working families from falling into poverty.  The statement challenged Congress members maintain credits instead of increasing tax cuts for the wealthy.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/christian-leaders-call-for-extension-of-improved-eitc-and-ctc-taxes-2012-08-01

Apprisen awarded grant to educate consumers on personal finances
Consumer Credit Counseling Services, known nationally as Apprisen, was awarded $120,000 by JPMorgan Chase & Company.  The free program will help 100 families in four cities participate in a two year financial education program called MyCoach.  There will be a variety of financial topics covered including debt, credit and bank accounts. Columbus and Newark are among the cities where the program is being targeted.  Read more about the program in the Columbus Dispatch article here  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/08/17/grant-pays-for-ohioans-financial-counseling.html

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