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Free Criminal Record Expungement & Sealing Clinic in Chester - March 9

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:29am
State Representative Brian J Kirkland is hosting a Free Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing Clinic in Chester on March 9, 2017.

Philadelphia's Legal Community Partners to Form 'Take Action Philly'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 2:50pm
The Philadelphia Bar Association, with the support of the City of Philadelphia and a number of prominent non-profit legal aid organizations, has formed Take Action Philly - an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to protect and assist some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable residents.

Avoid the Rush; Use for Quick Answers to Questions

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:26am
This is the busiest time of year for IRS toll-free phone services. Taxpayers can avoid the rush by getting answers to their questions on

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - February 22

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 9:21am
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be offering a FREE Family Law Help Desk on February 22, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. Registration is required to see an attorney.

Identity Theft Remains on “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams; IRS, States, Tax Industry Urge People to be Vigilant Against Criminals

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:46pm
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers and tax professionals to watch out for identity theft at tax time and highlighted the crime as a top scam in the agency’s “Dirty Dozen” series

Are You Eligible for EITC? Get It, and Get It Right

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 9:29am
January 27, 2017, marks the 11th anniversary of Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about the EITC and other refundable credits. Find out if you qualify to receive up to a $6, 269 refund when you file and have qualifying children.

2017 Tax Filing Season Opens

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:01pm
The Internal Revenue Service said that it successfully started accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns on schedule. More than 153 million returns are expected to be filed this year.

Pathways to Pardon Program in Reading - January 28

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:00pm
Pathways to Pardon, an informational workshop on the pardon process and other related processes, will be presented on January 28 in Reading by State Senator Judy Schwank and Lt. Governor Mike Stack. Managing Attorney Nick Matash of MidPenn Legal Services will be a featured speaker.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - January 30

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 8:20am
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. will be sponsoring a free Family Law Help Desk in Scranton on January 30, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Attorney General Beemer Offers Guide to Consumers Looking for Health Club Memberships

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:52am
Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer encourages Pennsylvanians to carefully examine any contract required by a fitness facility. The beginning of a new year is a time when many Commonwealth residents join gyms or health clubs as they seek to achieve their fitness goals.

New PUC Report Shows Improvement in PA Households Starting Winter Without Heat-Related Utilities; Consumers Urged to Call About Heating Aid

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 12:07pm
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has released the results of its annual Cold Weather Survey, which showed that more than 22,000 households across the state are entering the winter season without heat-related utility service or using unsafe heating sources, approximately 9-percent less than last year, and nearly 13-percent less than the “Polar Vortex” winter of 2014.

Plan Now to Get Full Benefit of Saver’s Credit; Tax Credit Helps Low- and Moderate-Income Workers Save for Retirement

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 8:37am
As the tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers that they can take steps now to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit in 2016 and years ahead.

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Numerous Tax Scams Nationwide; Provides Summary of Most Recent Schemes

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:40am
As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry reminded taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud.

IRS, Security Summit Partners Announce “National Tax Security Awareness Week” beginning Dec. 5

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:04am
The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners have announced the start of “National Tax Security Awareness Week.” As part of the Security Summit effort, a variety of information will be shared throughout the week to educate taxpayers on steps they should take to protect themselves from identity theft and tax scams as well as protect their valuable financial data.

PUC Offers Top Five Tips for Energy Shopping & Savings on Black Friday

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:16am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission offers consumers a “Top Five” list of Black Friday tips for energy savings and shopping.

As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 8:12am
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to remember that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.

Free Information Session on Expungement and Criminal Records Nov. 30 in West Chester

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:21am
A free informational session entitled "Understanding Expungement, Limited Access to Criminal Records & Pardons" will be held on November 30 at 5pm at the Chester County Justice Center, Courtroom 1, 201 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19380. The event is sponsored by the Chester County Bar Association and Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance and Trust Fund.

FTC Unveils Mobile-Friendly Financial Readiness Website for Military Members and Personal Financial Managers

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 9:21am
The Federal Trade Commission unveiled a financial readiness website designed for mobile devices to help members of the military community navigate personal financial decisions in light of the unique challenges they face, such as frequent relocations and deployment.

Lifeline Program Expands Coverage to Internet Service

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:30pm
Beginning on December 2, you will be able to apply your monthly Lifeline program discount towards internet service. The Lifeline Program is a federal program that currently provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households.

Attorney General Beemer Warns Consumers of Scam Emails and Texts Seeking Personal Information

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 1:53pm
Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer urges Pennsylvania consumers to avoid falling victim to scam emails and text messages seeking personal financial information.