2020 Tax Season: Spotlight on Consumer Protection for Taxpayers

The 2020 tax season is underway, and advocates from the National Consumer Law Center have issued their annual advisory on taxpayer consumer protection issues including tax-time financial products, the lack of upfront pricing for tax preparation services, and private debt collection. “Tax time is such a challenge for low-income and other vulnerable taxpayers,” said Michael…

Updated Resources on “Public Charge” Regulations Are Available

On February 24th, the “public charge” regulation – which essentially institutes a wealth test on the immigration system – took effect. Litigation is proceeding in the lower courts, but in the meantime, the regulations are continuing to sow fear and confusion in immigrant communities, harming the health, nutrition, and housing of immigrant families nationwide. The Protecting Immigrant…