Unfortunately, as Americans are receiving their stimulus checks from the government, there are scammers trying to steal that money from them. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services produced a video on avoiding common tax scams that also applies to the stimulus checks. Crescent Care has also prepared a "scam alert" explainer.
Both the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have extended filing deadlines for tax returns until July 15 - you do not need to file a request for an extension, as it is automatic.
If you are low-income and need legal representation related to a COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic issue, Acadiana Legal Service Corporation and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provide free legal assistance to those that qualify. Please do not visit legal service providers in person during this time. Due to the virus, all organizations are encouraging people to contact them over the telephone, or by applying for services online.
If you are looking for general legal resources (not specifically about the pandemic) for self-represented litigants and people in court without an attorney, including referrals to free and low-cost legal representation, please check out the Law Library's online guide.
The Law Library hopes you are staying safe and if you need further assistance, don't hesitate to call us at 504-310-2400 or email us at email@example.com. Though we are not physically in the library, we are still answering reference questions via phone and email quickly!