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05/22/2018

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has announced the availability of an updated publication of “A Guide to Utility Ratemaking.” PUC Commissioner Norman J. Kennard recently updated the original handbook he wrote more than 35 years ago with former PUC Commissioner James H. Cawley. The new 190-page handbook is designed as an introduction to ratemaking for customers and new practitioners and also is a research tool for the more advanced participant. 

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05/17/2018

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a refund claim process in its case against NutriMost. The Commission has posted a refund claim form online. Consumers who bought the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area between October 1, 2012 and August 9, 2016, are eligible to apply for a refund.

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05/17/2018

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2019 will run from May 16, 2018, to June 27, 2018.

The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina E. Olson. Under the program, the IRS awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand or maintain an LITC.  An LITC must provide services for free or for no more than a nominal fee.

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05/08/2018

The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new online tool on IRS.gov designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations.

"This new tool provides taxpayers an easy way to get information about charitable organizations," said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. "Tax-exempt organizations play a critical role in our nation, and this will provide greater insight for people considering donations."

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05/07/2018

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation will present the 2018 Louis J. Goffman Award to John F. McKenna of MacElree Harvey Ltd. in West Chester on May 10 during the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in Hershey.

The Goffman Award is named for a late PBA president and recognizes individuals and organizations committed to outstanding pro bono service.

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