Financial Education

Financial education

Local Financial Resources and Organizations

Gaithersburg Financial Empowerment Center English  Gaithersburg Financial Empowerment Center_Spanish

Online Financial Education Information

Low-Income Tax Payer Clinics

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics are available for residents with legal questions about their taxes.


University of Baltimore Taxpayer Clinic: 410-837-5706
University of Maryland Taxpayer Clinic: 410-706-3295

Washington, DC:

Resources from the IRS

  • Following major tax law changes, the IRS is urging taxpayers to use the IRS Withholding Calculator to check their tax withholding and make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their pay for their personal situation. Having too little tax withheld could mean a tax bill or a penalty. And with the average refund topping $2,800, some may prefer to get more money in their pay now. The earlier people check, the more time there is for withholding to take place evenly during the rest of the year.  Additional information available in   English and   Spanish.
  • IRS   Tax Reform page
  • Subscribe now to IRS Tax Tips, which will include new  Tax Reform Tax Tips
  • Videos on the  IRS You Tube channel
  • IRS Website in Spanish

Additional Resources

Maryland Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights & Consumer Guide ACA (Affordable Care Act) and Premium Tax Credits For coverage options, and financial help in Maryland:  click HERE or call 1-855-642-8572 

FDIC Money Smart for Small Businesses

Maryland Comptroller's Office

Additional Montgomery free tax info:  MC311 or call 311/ 240-777-0311/ TTY CALL MD RELAY 711.

Have any trouble filing your taxes? Please click  HERE.

Sign Language Interpretation: Contact Community Action at 240-777-1123 or call Gallaudet University VITA in DC at 202-540-8517 (VP) or 202-651-5312 (Voice).