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Portsmouth, NH  - The CA$H Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program proved to be successful once again, thanks to tremendous volunteer efforts and local support. The VITA initiative offers free tax preparation services to members of the community, made possible by the dedication of the Rockingham Community Action Program and the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. Northeast Credit Union’s Portsmouth branch hosted the program once again and continued their support with a $5,000 donation to assist with needed funding.

CA$H Coalition of Southeastern NH in partnership with Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has again received national recognition by receiving the Save Your Refund Savings Champion Award.

This year, NECU helped process 561 federal returns, resulting in $762,379 in federal refunds. The CA$H Coalition’s VITA program as a whole helped process $1,399,929 in federal refunds across the Seacoast. “We are incredibly impressed by all of the program’s volunteers, who selflessly devoted their free time to assist those in need of guidance,” expressed Tim Collia, Northeast Credit Union’s President and CEO. “The VITA program is a perfect example of how our communities grow stronger when we work together. Thank you for your outstanding work.”

About Northeast Credit Union:

Northeast Credit Union has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have over $1 billion in assets and serve 128,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Biddeford, Concord, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Gorham, Kennebunk, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Rochester, Saco, Sanford, and Westbrook. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, we offer mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit