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Gov. Wolf Announces $4.5 Million Available for Organizations Targeted by Hate Crimes to Increase Security
Governor Tom Wolf has announced $4.5 million in new funding for the PCCD Non-Profit Security Grant Program that provides funding to churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other non-profit organizations which face bias and are targets of hate crimes.
The Federal Trade Commission will mark 2022’s Identity Theft Awareness Week - January 31-February 4 - with a series of free events focused on trending issues in identity theft.
ALERT: THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD VIRTUALLY. Join Legal Aid of Southeastern PA and Safe Corridors for “Reentry, Resetting, and Redemption Pardon Symposium and Clinic: Part III Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a new online tool to help renters and landlords impacted by the pandemic easily find and apply for payment assistance for rent, utilities and other expenses.
The American Bar Association Free Legal Answers program, which lets qualifying users ask civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys, has expanded to offer help on immigration and veterans’ questions.
PUC Urges Consumers & Businesses to Reach Out to Utilities to Explore Assistance Options and Address Overdue Balances
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission urged consumers or businesses that may be struggling with larger winter utility bills or overdue balances to call their public utilities today to explore all available assistance options – and to take advantage of enhanced winter options before those programs may change or end.
The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who receive Forms 1099-G for unemployment benefits they did not actually get because of identity theft to contact their appropriate state agency for a corrected form.
The American Bar Association online program ABA Free Legal Answers, which lets qualifying users ask civil legal questions to volunteer attorneys, has expanded to offer help on immigration and veterans’ questions.
The Internal Revenue Service has expanded the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) Opt-In Program to all taxpayers. This can verify their identities to help prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns using a taxpayers' personal information.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that free tax help is available in-person at nearly 11,000 volunteer sites nationwide and online through IRS Free File.
The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.