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For Immediate Release

April 10, 2014

CONTACT:

Karin Romans, Pro Bono Net

212-760-2554 x496 | kromans@probono.net

 

LawHelp.org Offers Tax Help to the Public

National Legal Help Website Features Self-help Resources, Information, Referrals

New York – April 10, 2014 - The enduring effects of our nation’s economic crisis continue to severely impact the lives of millions of Americans.  Unemployment and foreclosure rates have remained above pre-recession levels leaving many families unable to escape poverty. LawHelp.org offers critical help obtaining and learning about much-needed tax credits.

LawHelp.org is the gateway to a national network of nonprofit statewide legal information portals dedicated to providing free online legal resources to individuals with limited means.  LawHelp.org helps low-income people find local nonprofit legal aid programs in all 50 states, answers to questions about legal rights, court information, self-help tools, links to social service agencies and more. The LawHelp.org network offers a variety of free tools and information for those grappling with tax preparation including fact sheets for those facing a variety of special circumstances; information about rebates and tax credits, including the earned income tax credit; links to sites offering free tax filing; referrals to organizations that offer free or low-cost help; information on avoiding tax scams; and more.   

“The consequences of the economic crises and high rates of unemployment have continued to affect millions of Americans. It’s essential that struggling families receive all the benefits to which they’re entitled,” said Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net.  “LawHelp makes it easier for them to obtain these important benefits as well as find needed information, by providing a gateway to  tax resources, referrals and tools on one user-friendly site.”

LawHelp.org is operated by Pro Bono Net, the nonprofit leader in technology solutions to expand access to justice for those in need. LawHelp.org is available in English and Spanish and was developed with support from the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grant program.

 

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