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May 1, 2020
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools. The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact
April 30, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grants for calendar year 2021 will run from April 30, 2020 to June 16, 2020. The LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, which is
April 29, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today sent a letter to the members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation urging Congress to take legislative action to ensure access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to those who need it now and during the recovery months that will follow. The United
April 29, 2020
In an Order issued on April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court directed county courts to restore a wider range of operations, while giving priority to critical matters and remaining focused on protecting the health and safety of court users, personnel and the public. “Courts play a central
April 28, 2020
The Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) will be holding a Lifeline Consumer Advocate Training Webinar on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern. Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service for low income consumers. Recipients of the
April 26, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments. The enhancements, which started last week and continued through the weekend, adjusted several
April 24, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment
April 24, 2020
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is presenting a webinar entitled Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19: A Medical-Legal Partnership Town Hall on April 30, 2020 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have forced legal aid offices and

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