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Tax Preparation, Financial Education and Coaching

Tax Preparation and Taxpayer Assistance: Maryland CASH Campaign through its partners offers free tax preparation for those earning under $54,000 annually. For tax site information, visit: http://mdcash.org/free-tax-preparation/info-for-taxpayers/free-tax-prep-locations/ Need help finding the nearest free tax preparation program? Click here for a full listing of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)  Read More…


Veteran Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

  Are you seeking a veteran owned small business or service disabled veteran owned small business in Maryland?  If so, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Vendor Information Pages for a listing.       Veteran Owned Small Business Participation in Maryland State Procurement Effective October 1,  Read More…


Maryland Business Financing Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce offers a number of financing programs to assist the state’s business community. Specific financing programs for small business clients include the following: Community Development Block Grant Program- dispersed to a local jurisdiction in the form of a conditional grant and then used for public improvements or loaned to a business Maryland Economic Adjustment  Read More…


Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program

The Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program has been met with great interest over the course of the last few years. NOTICE: Due to expanded eligibility and increased interest, the program has received a growing number of applications.  As a result, the program has temporarily discontinued accepting new loan requests until existing  Read More…


Service and Benefits Program

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Service and Benefits Program provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, State of Maryland and other programs for veterans and their families.  Read More…


Veterans Trust Fund

Legislation establishing the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund was passed during the 2009 Session of the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law on May 19th, 2009. The legislation authorizes the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to receive donations, and then make grants and loans to veterans and their family members who are in dire financial  Read More…


Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to veterans, military personnel, and dependents in Maryland.  In addition to the scholarships listed, more information on financial assistance, programs, applications, and condition of awards, can be found by going to the Maryland Higher Education Commission listing of State Financial Aid Programs. Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship   Read More…


Maryland Tax Exemptions and Credits

The State of Maryland offers a number of tax exemptions and credits to veterans, active duty military personnel and surviving spouses.  For veterans with service connected disabilities rated at 100% ‘permanent and total’, property tax exemptions are available.  In addition there are deductions for military retirement pay, as well as tax credits and exemptions for  Read More…


Service Access and Information Link (SAIL) Program

The Maryland Department of Human Resources Service Access and Information Link (SAIL) is a web-based screening and application tool that assists Maryland applicants with applications for social services benefits.  From this link, residents can apply for the following programs, as well as report changes to personal information: Food Supplement Program (FS) Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Temporary  Read More…


    
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