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COM hosts Single Stop, a non-profit tax benefits program

By Lisa Kelly

March 15, 2013

Single Stop, a non-profit organization providing benefits for students, is now offering help with taxes.

According to the College of Marin website, Single Stop is a “one stop shop” for students to get connected to benefits. The concept is to have a place where students can go to be screened for multiple government benefits, receive assistance in applying for those benefits, and have follow-ups to see if they have in fact received the benefits they are eligible for. The services Single Stop offers could cost up to 300 dollars per session outside of a bank, but COM is offering it for free.

Some of the other services they offer are benefit screenings to see if you are eligible for up to 200 dollars a month for groceries, free or low cost health insurance, reduced utility bills, and referrals for affordable child care.

As an incentive for students to take advantage of this service, any student who comes in to fill out an incentive form is eligible to win a free iPad. Continue reading