Our friends at Campaign for Working Families can still help


The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak forced Senator Hughes and the Campaign for Working Families (CWF) to postpone their free tax preparation and Earned Income Tax filing events for now, but there are still ways to file your taxes before the new tax deadline of July 15, 2020.

Here’s how:

You can file online for free with the Campaign for Working Families here. CWF also has a great resource to see what benefits you may be eligible for, which is especially useful during this public health crisis.

The Campaign for Working Families is testing its Virtual VITA system, which would provide staff the ability to give the same free tax prep services as they do at community tax sites for as long as the COVID-19 crisis continues. If you are interested in testing this method, please call Graham O’Neill 215-982-2217 or email goneill@cwfphilly.org for more info.

Tax returns that have been started with CWF are secure but on hold until further guidance from the IRS is received. CWF staff will be in contact with information as it becomes available.

You must have filed for taxes in the last two years to be eligible for federal stimulus checks!

It is also important to note that the senator will revisit scheduling tax preparation events as more information becomes available, in the event you would like to work with a tax preparation professional in person. Visit senatorhughes.com for the latest news on the outbreak.

Remember, you can do your part to stop the spread of the virus by staying home!

COVID-19: Social Distancing
COVID-19: Social Distancing

Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you. 

Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.  

Montgomery County is doing the same

Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease: 

Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? 
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath  

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.  
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC

  • Stay home except to get medical care 
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor 
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes 
  • Clean your hands often 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items 
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday 

For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.

Coronavirus Information Sheet - click to download.

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