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Financial Empowerment Center of Montgomery County

CAFE

Montgomery MD

Helping you get a handle on your finances.

High-quality financial services and guidance in a welcoming, professional environment at no cost.
Inspiring financial empowerment in Montgomery County for over a decade.

Announcements

Need help with your taxes?

We partner with Community Action Agency to offer free tax preparation.

In-person and virtual appointments are available now through October 31, 2022.

  • Certified tax preparers complete and file your taxes FOR FREE.
  • Appointments available to prepare current year (2021) and prior years (2018, 2019, and 2020) federal and state returns and amended returns.
  • For Montgomery County residents only (including ITIN holders) with household incomes of $58,000 or less.

All VITA sites serve taxpayers filing with ITINs. We can help you obtain an ITIN to file your taxes if you do not already have one.

Virtual Appointments

Mon, Fri: 11 am - 5 pm

In-person Appointments

Tue, Wed, Thu: 11 am - 5 pm

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20852

Earned Income Tax Credit

If you earned less than $58,000 in 2021, you may qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The maximum federal EITC is $6,728. Eligibility and credit amount depends on your income, family size, and other factors. Calculate your federal EITC.

If you file with an ITIN, you may also qualify for the Maryland EITC, and in Montgomery County, for the Working Families Income Supplement.

Flyers with this information are available in the following languages:

Our Story

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Mission

CAFE Montgomery MD engages community partners and volunteers in advocacy to promote policies that advance the financial well-being of all Montgomery County residents, especially the most vulnerable. The Coalition's purpose is to promote and deliver high quality financial education to county residents of all ages, communities and ethnic groups. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools for making informed decisions about saving, spending, borrowing and managing credit. Financial literacy affects our ability to lead production and fulfilling lives, and to ensure that our money works for us, instead of working for our money.

Education

Advocacy

Empowerment

History

The Montgomery County Coalition for Financial Literacy (MCCFL), now known as the Coalition for the Advancement of Financial Education (CAFE), was formed in January 2005. Members consisted of staff and volunteers from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Affairs, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and the University of Maryland-Cooperative Extension Services. CAFE Montgomery MD has grown into an organization of county government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, financial services professionals and volunteers.

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Our Partners