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If you're more than $500 in debt on your electric bill, this program may be able to help you. You pay just your current monthly electric bill, each month and on time. For each month that you pay your current bill, your electric utility company will wipe out 1/12 of what you owe them on your back bill. Learn about how to enroll!
We help people who run up against tax problems with the IRS. Our services are free.
What is identity theft? Identity theft can happen to anyone.  If this has happened to you, you are not alone. Common types of identity theft include when someone has used your name to:
This year, you won’t have to worry about losing your benefits if you get a big tax refund. Starting in 2011, any tax refunds you get will not affect most public benefits, or how much you get! Under the law passed in December 2010:
If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor.
Tax Topics for 2017-2018 We have selected a few of the most relevant topics from the IRS Tax Tips free email service. 
  Tips for 2017: Keep Your Tax Refund. Don't Give It Away!
Does the Government Owe You Money? What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? How Much is the Credit?
The bankruptcy laws changed in October 2005. These laws makes it harder for a very low-income person to find a lawyer to help with a bankruptcy case. We have posted this information to help you figure out what to do.
It is not easy to balance a household budget when you have a low income. But you can supplement your income by claiming all of the benefits and supports you have the right to claim. Here is a checklist. Make sure you are not leaving money on the table!

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