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December 13, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service said today that the Taxpayer First Act, enacted July 1, requires tax exempt organizations to electronically file information returns and related forms. The new law affects tax exempt organizations in tax years beginning after July 1, 2019. The following IRS forms are
December 10, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined anti-hunger advocates to discuss the Wolf Administration’s opposition to the Trump Administration’s numerous attacks on the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP), the most important anti-hunger program in the country, and the
December 4, 2019
The Trump Administration issued a final rule that would weaken the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s first defense against hunger — and take food off the tables of nearly 700,000 people.
December 2, 2019
Starting on January 8, 2020, Social Security offices nationwide will be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons, Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced. This change restores Wednesday public service hours that were last in place in late 2012. “I don’t want someone to come to our
November 25, 2019
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award. The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards recognize legal aid attorneys, paralegals, support staff and friends of civil legal aid who support the clients
November 21, 2019
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller has announced the findings of a study on the effects of permanent supportive housing programs on long-term health and health care spending among Medicaid recipients experiencing homelessness. The study, conducted in partnership with the
November 21, 2019
As part of its annual “Prepare Now” education campaign, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged consumers to evaluate energy options with competitive suppliers as most electric utilities will adjust electric generation prices on December 1 for non-shopping, or default service
November 21, 2019
Dealing with debt collection issues can be challenging—especially when you’re not sure if the person you’re being contacted by is a legitimate debt collector or someone trying to scam you. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released this new video which offers information on your rights

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