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IRS offers guidance to taxpayers on identity theft involving unemployment benefits

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.

Free Legal Answers Now Offers Help to Immigrants, Asylum Seekers and Veterans

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.

All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs

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.

PUC Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages. (12/14/2020)

Tax Time Guide: Check Out These Free Tax Return Preparation Options

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.

IRS Launches Identity Theft Central

The Internal Revenue Service has launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.

IRS Announces New Form 1040-SR - Alternative Filing Option For Seniors

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.

New Online Tool Helps Immigrants "Make a Plan"

The Immigration Advocates Network has a new online tool to help people who are worried about aggressive immigration enforcement actions "Make a Plan" to prepare for potential detention or deportation.

Benefit Fact Sheets

This is a listing of Veterans Benefits Administration Fact Sheets from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on numerous issues which are of interest to veterans, servicepersons (including Reserve and National Guard members), and their dependents and survivors.

Justice at Work

Justice at Work provides free legal assistance for low-wage and immigrant workers in Pennsylvania.

Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Available in Pennsylvania

Summary of programs providing legal assistance to military personnel, veterans and their families in Pennsylvania from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.

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