Can tax resolution companies reduce your tax debt?

Have you heard or seen ads for tax resolution companies that say they can help reduce your tax debt? Are they legitimate? If you owe federal or state taxes, is this something you should pursue?​

This edition of Ask Consumer Ed answers these questions. ​Read the full article ​here.

 

Consumer Ed® was developed by the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit to educate consumers and help them make informed decisions when it comes to buying a car or home, dealing with credit and debt, making home repairs and improvements, managing money, and avoiding identity theft and scams. Do you have a question concerning a consumer-related issue?  Want to know whether a certain practice by a business is legitimate?  Wondering what your rights are?  Do you suspect an offer you received might be a scam?  Submit your question to Consumer Ed.   ​

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 expected August 21, 2017

Prepare Now for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

 

It’s been 99 years since the  last total solar eclipse crossed America!

Good news is…for 2 minutes on August 21, certain areas of 14 states will experience complete darkness in the middle of the day because of the total solar eclipse. Witnessing this event is a once in a lifetime chance, so people all over the nation have begun making travel plans and reservations.

Parts of North Georgia are expected to experience complete darkness as the eclipse passes through. Therefore, Georgia State Parks is hosting a Solar Eclipse Festival at Tallulah Gorge State Park in northeast Georgia. Schools and teachers are encouraged to bring their students to the event, and spaces will be provided for all visitors to participate in activities.

The festival will be held August 21, 1p.m. – 3p.m. For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/info/247374  or call 706-754-7981.

Find out more information about how to prepare total solar eclipse in the state of Georgia by visiting: www.georgia.gov

 

Ask Consumer Ed: Elderly relatives or friends no longer fit to drive.


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This edition of Ask Consumer Ed addresses concerns regarding what recourse you have when you deem that an elderly relative or friend is no longer fit to drive. ​Read the full article ​here.

 

Consumer Ed® was developed by the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit to educate consumers and help them make informed decisions when it comes to buying a car or home, dealing with credit and debt, making home repairs and improvements, managing money, and avoiding identity theft and scams. Do you have a question concerning a consumer-related issue?  Want to know whether a certain practice by a business is legitimate?  Wondering what your rights are?  Do you suspect an offer you received might be a scam?  Submit your question to Consumer Ed.   ​