While this pandemic has brought on new challenges and much uncertainty, I want to make sure you have current information on the resources available to you.
As you may know, the Department of Treasury and the IRS moved Tax Day from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. While individuals have had additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties, the July 15th deadline is only 8 days away and you must complete your taxes or file for an extension before the deadline.
If your adjusted gross income is $69,000 or below, the IRS provides a Free File Online Tool to help you file your taxes online at no cost. You can find more information about filing your taxes on the IRS website here.
For those looking for employment, I encourage you to visit the Texas Workforce Commission website which currently has more than 600,000 available jobs posted. On this system, job seekers can browse job postings, find education and training, and complete resumes and state applications.
To help provide guidance about the resources available to those who may be facing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19, I also encourage you to review my online webinar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where experts from the agency provided a presentation in regards to topics such as keeping up with your bills, mortgage relief and forbearance, dealing with debt, and protecting your credit. Additionally, the Collin CARES Program application is currently open in order to help local workers in need of housing, utility, and grocery assistance. For more information on the Collin CARES program, please visit the Collin Cares website here.
If you have any questions about coronavirus resources, please know I am here to help. I encourage you to visit my website where I continue to provide up-to-date information and resources. You may also sign up to continue receiving information on the financial resources that may be available as a result of the coronavirus.