The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a smartphone mobile application called IRS2GO. On the app you will be able to check on your tax refund status, locate free tax preparation help, and even make a tax payment from your smartphone. IRS2Go is available on Google Play and the App Store.
Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (SCDEA), went into effect on September 3rd, 2015. The law was put in place protect employees and potential applicants from being discriminated by credit checks. The law was signed on May 6th, 2015 by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner and Chair CarmelynRead More
The Department of Consumer Affairs All consumers should know the ten following tips: 1. Check a business’ license status and complaint history. 2. Look for refund policies and credit card limitations, which stores must post. 3. Look for prices, which stores must post for goods and services. 4. Ask for and keep receipts. 5. BewareRead More
Learn how to file a complaint with DCA, Department of Consumer Affairs and reasons why you would want to file a complaint. DCA licenses 55 types of industries, like contractors, used car dealers, parking garages. Remember to work with licensed businesses. Even if a business is not licensed by theRead More
Default Judgement is explained by Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO). Money can be taken from your funds, your account frozen, and show up on your credit report in a default judgement. 1. Remember to file an answer. 2. Order to show cause 3. Use resources like CLARO and LawHelpNY.
If your case is not dismissed it can end in three ways.
Discovery is an exchange of documents between both the Plaintiff and Defendant. Respond if a demand for Discovery is made.
Become familiar with the common legal defenses you can make in a consumer debt case.
It’s tax season and LawHelpNY previously wrote about free places to file and Earned Income Credit, but there may be difficult situations that arise after have filed your taxes or failing to file. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming, but there are resources in New York that taxpayers canRead More
Become familiar with an Answer to a summons complaint. Learn in 3 steps what you need to know about filing the Answer.