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March 8, 2022
The Child and Dependent Care Credit is expanded for tax year 2021. This means that more taxpayers will qualify this year than ever before, and the credit will be worth more.
March 4, 2022
The Federal Trade Commission will launch the annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) this Sunday, March 6. Joined by other federal, state, and local agencies, consumer and national advocacy organizations, the FTC will spend March 6-12 sharing information with Americans on how they can avoid
March 3, 2022
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today issued an advisory to car dealerships in Pennsylvania warning of unfair and deceptive practices that violate the Commonwealth’s Consumer Protection Law.
March 2, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania’s state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie, has added a new qualifying life event to allow low-income Pennsylvanians the ability to enroll in health insurance throughout the year. “Since taking office, a top priority of mine has
March 2, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income
March 1, 2022
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the initial award of more than $20 million in grant funding to help promote equitable access to state unemployment insurance systems in the Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
February 24, 2022
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the February 2022 edition of PHLP Health Law News. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP Health Law News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org. This edition features the following articles: Client Spotlight: Keeping Maureen in Her Home CHC Participant
February 23, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program office announced today that its 2022 Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List PDF, is now available. IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List, provides information about LITCs by geographic area, including

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