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Get this year’s expanded Child Tax Credit

“How to Use This Website / ChildTaxCredit.gov: “Get help filing your tax return to get the Child Tax Credit – This website exists to help people:

  • Get the Child Tax Credit.
  • Understand how the 2021 Child Tax Credit works.
  • Find out if they are eligible to receive the Child Tax Credit.
  • Understand that the credit does not affect their federal benefits.

It provides information about the Child Tax Credit and the monthly advance payments made from July through December of 2021. Every page includes a table of contents to help you find the information you need.”

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 22, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 22, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

Top 5 things to remember when filing income tax returns in 2022

IRS.gov: “With filing season beginning January 24, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about several key items to keep in mind when filing their federal income tax returns this year.Given the unprecedented circumstances around the pandemic and unique challenges for this tax season, the IRS offers a 5-point checklist that can help many people speed… Continue Reading

COVIDtests.gov

COVIDtests.gov is up and running early [January 18, 2022] to help prepare for the full launch tomorrow. We have tests for every residential address in the U.S. Please check back tomorrow if you run into any unexpected issues. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are… Continue Reading

Why CovidTests.gov won’t be the next HealthCare.gov

E Pluribus Unum: “The White House has launched COVIDTests.gov, which the Biden administration says will enable every home in the U.S. to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests through the mail, starting on January 19th — with no shipping costs or credit card required. Ideally, the administration will also allow Americans to request the high-quality… Continue Reading

ABA links pro bono lawyers with families facing deportation in 11 cities

“The American Bar Association has begun a nationwide campaign to offer legal support to families facing a new, faster deportation process in 11 U.S. cities. The ABA campaign includes a new website – Pro Bono Matters for Families Facing Deportation – that lists cases of families in those 11 cities who need representation. The website… Continue Reading

You should report your at-home Covid test results, experts say here’s how

NBC News: “Earlier this week, the U.S. reported a record 1 million new daily Covid cases — and that might only be the tip of the iceberg.That’s due, in part, to the skyrocketing number of at-home Covid tests that have been sold since the virus’ highly infectious omicron variant arrived in the U.S. last month.… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 2, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 2, 2022 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest and Calendar

“The NOAA Marine Debris Program holds an annual art contest to reach K-8 students and help raise awareness about marine debris. Marine debris is a global issue and we believe that engaging our youth is an important part of addressing the problem. The resulting calendar, featuring the winning artwork, provides a daily reminder of how… Continue Reading

White House AI Initiative Launches Public Research Support Tools

Route Fifty: “A new section of resources intended for artificial intelligence researchers was launched last Friday by the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, with a goal of providing easy access to data sets and testbed environments for AI application training. The AI Researchers Portal—a program within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy—is the… Continue Reading

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

“According to the @TheJusticeDept, American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and murdered at a rate of more than 10x the national average. A new @BureauIndAffrs website has launched to address this crisis that is devastating Tribal communities. https://bia.gov/service/mmu The Missing and Murdered Unit within the Office of Justice Services focuses on analyzing and… Continue Reading

You may soon be able to renew your passport online, instead of sending in documents

NPR: “Renewing your passport isn’t an experience most people would consider streamlined — especially during the pandemic. Getting it processed can take anywhere from eight to 11 weeks, according to the State Department. But a new executive order from President Biden hopes to cut down on the amount of time people spend accessing all kinds… Continue Reading