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May 6, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020, on
May 4, 2020
U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announces that in coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr directed U.S. Attorneys across the nation to deploy all available enforcement tools against anyone who tries to capitalize on the current
May 4, 2020
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor has directed a letter to the attorneys of Pennsylvania thanking them for the financial support of legal aid programs as a component of their annual attorney registration fee and asking for their continued support of pro bono service.
May 1, 2020
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that IRS.gov 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
May 1, 2020
Balancing economic benefits and public health risks, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8. “Over the past two months, Pennsylvanians in every
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
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 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

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