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03/27/2018

The Internal Revenue Service’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report. The report describes how LITCs provide representation, education, and advocacy for taxpayers who are low income or speak English as a second language (ESL).

During 2016, LITCs represented 19,479 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy. They helped taxpayers secure more than $4.3 million in tax refunds and brought more than 4,200 taxpayers back into compliance.

PLAN E-News
03/20/2018

With great regret, PLAN announces that the Excellence Awards Banquet, to be held at the Harrisburg Hilton on March 21, 2018, is postponed. An announcement of the rescheduling of this event will follow in the coming days, while we look at our options. We have weighed the alternatives of going forward with the event, and just accepting the reduced attendance due to the weather, or rescheduling. In the end, what has most influenced our decision is not only that we know we would have a greatly reduced attendance, but also the safety concerns for people traveling in hazardous conditions.

PLAN E-News
03/15/2018

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Thomas G. Saylor has prepared a letter to all licensed attorneys in Pennsylvania expressing support for efforts to serve the civil legal needs of our poorest citizens. He expressed a steadfast commitment by the Court to the mission of serving the legal needs of the poor and outlined some of the ways the the Pennsylvania Supreme Court supports civil legal.

PLAN E-News
03/05/2018

Shriver Center logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the February episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Executive Orders: What Recourse Do Low-Income Clients Have?, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

PLAN E-News
03/02/2018

The Federal Trade Commission and its partners across the country will participate in the 20th anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), held March 4-10, 2018. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money and learn how to spot scams .

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