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Monthly Outreach Packages

Browse through the archived outreach packages to share with your members and community. Each package contains the the topic, a poster for the display, a featured resource for the display, a newsletter article on the topic, and a resource guide.

February 2015 Emergency Savings Account

January 2015 Taxes and the ACA

December 2014 'Tis the Season for Thrift

November 2014 Home for the Holidays

October 2014 Breaking the Debt Cycle

September 2014 Financially Savvy Women

August 2014 Managing Student Loan Debt

July 2014 Military Family Finances

June 2014 Financial Elder Abuse

May 2014 Money Conversations

April 2014 Financial Literacy Month

March 2014 Consumer Protection

February 2014 Growing Your Savings

January 2014 Income Tax Basics

Alana Listoe portraitFree tax help offers aca answers

by ALANA LISTOE

Tax season is upon us and this year many folks are feeling particularly anxious about implications with the Affordable Health Care Act. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps thousands of Montana residents every year with free tax preparation and this year those volunteer tax preparers have answers to questions in regards to health care when it comes to simple tax returns.

Tax language can be confusing for many of us, and when you add health insurance into the mix, navigation could seem downright overwhelming. But nonetheless, taxpayers across the country will be dealing with it and knowing where to find answers is certainly a relief.
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Additional resources

MT Department of Revenue: Details on Montana state takes and forms

Internal Revenue Service: Section of the IRS website devoted to credits and deductions

EITC Central:Website to assist organizations in reaching eligible workers who qualify for the credit

Heathcare.gov: The government’s one-stop, informational website on the new health insurance marketplace

Montana Health Answers: Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Monica Lindeen’s website to the key concepts of health insurance and how it will affect Montanans

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