Jobs & Money
Economic Stimulus Package:
- The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have extended the deadline for filing your return from April 15th to July 15th.
- You may qualify to file your taxes yourself for free on the IRS website.
- IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly has currently suspended their service.
- The AARP has currently suspended its service.
- DeKalb County Citizen Help Information includes utility, food, financial and health resources.
- United Way
- United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 211 Contact Center connects families with the community-based resources they need to thrive – resources that can put food on tables, sharpen and edit resumes, keep lights on or even provide clothes after a house fire. United Way’s 211 is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in 140 different languages. Call 211 or text your zip code and need to 898-211.
- Women's Resource Center for individuals in high-risk situations who need housing and financial assistance
- Atlanta Artist Relief Fund assistance for freelance Atlanta -area artists including food and medicine delivery
- National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund ia a fund to assist domestic workers out of work during this time, with information on other COVID-19 related topics
- See the Food & Shelter page for additional resources
Scams and Frauds:
There are reports that there are frauds and scams targeting individuals with claims of coronavirus test kits, health insurance assistance, help with the federal government’s economic stimulus package and others.
- To avoid frauds and being scammed:
- Be skeptical of phone calls, text messages or emails from phone numbers, people and organizations that you do not know or aren’t familiar with.
- Do not share personal information, like your social security number or banking information.
- Government and financial institutions will not call or email you asking for this information.
- Research or directly contact institutions and agencies to verify their legitimacy or requests.
- Do not click links or download files from people or organizations that you do not know or don’t expect as they could download viruses or malware to your device,
- Be extra vigilant!
- To report frauds or scams:
- Call the Georgia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 404.651.8600 or 800.869.1123.
- Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866.720.5721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- File a complaint with the FTC.
- File a complaint about email scams with the FBI and IC3.
- For more information on coronavirus frauds and scams and tips to avoid them: