A recent warning released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that a recent scam promising fake returns is targeting senior citizens and low-income individuals. Every year during tax season, scammers find new ways to steal money from taxpayers. In response, every year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes a list of common scams to [...]
Do you know you can stop debt collection letters by sending a “cease letter”? Learn how you can do this
Are debt collectors constantly calling you? Do you feel harassed by these calls? You can stop debt collection calls by sending a “cease letter” to the debt collector stating that you want them to stop contacting you. Here is an easy-to-use sample letter that you can type into directly or that you can print and [...]
Have a Question about Your Taxes but Cant Afford Tax Help? Daily News Tax Hotline will provide free tax advice to New Yorkers from March 20 through March 22
Starting today until Thursday, tax experts from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants will be answering your tax questions. The Daily News Tax Hotline will run from March 20 through March 22 and will be taking calls from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can dial in to 212-210-2044 or email your [...]
Have you used LiveHelp? If you have a legal problem and are not sure where to turn to, speak with one of our LiveHelp operators.
LiveHelp is an online, real-time chat service, that directs users towards relevant self-help materials, legal assistance organizations and court information for New Yorkers. Thousands of unrepresented New Yorkers come to the LawHelp/NY website looking for help with legal problems that require either a court or administrative hearing experience. They often feel overwhelmed and frightened about [...]
Did you know?? New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs provides FREE services to help you take control of your debt, improve your credit, deal with debt collection, create a budget, open a bank account, and much more. One-on-one financial counseling is provided for FREE by professional counselors in person or by phone in English, [...]
Whether dealing with Bankruptcy, Credit Issues, Student Loans, or Foreclosure; Remember You Have Rights and Protections.
In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 4-10, we will be highlighting consumer rights resources and information for New Yorkers. We know that going up against banks, stores, or debt collection agencies can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience. To complicate matters, many people going through these experiences often do not understand [...]