As we all shelter in place or self-quarantine because of the Coronavirus, here are some online resources for doing the U.S. census online, for finding online doctors, and for online tax filing. In addition, don’t forget that you can find our list of state Coronavirus information hotline resources here.
Online Medical Advice and Virtual Doctors Services
Telemedicine services offer online doctors and other medical professionals to provide advice, and even diagnoses, prescriptions, and lab test orders, so they are a perfect way to get medical attention while still self-quarantining or sheltering in place.
And, while these services do charge (but often much less than going to a doctor’s office), some of them are even offering free Coronavirus related services, such as advising you whether your symptoms are likely due to COVID-19. As one service, HeyDoctor.com, explains it, “We’ve created an assessment based on CDC guidance to help you protect yourself and loved ones, and to know when to stay home and when to seek testing or medical attention.”
Partial List of Services Offered by HeyDoctor.com Telemedicine Services
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Here are some online doctors services:
Where to File Your Taxes Online
A few days ago we told you that the Federal government had extended the tax payment deadline until July 15, but that you still had to file your taxes by April 15. Today the administration either clarified or changed the policy (depending on to whom you listen) and made very clear that you have until July 15th to file your taxes. We heard this with our own ears, listening to the March 20th briefing.
Now, if you want to get to filing your return sooner rather than later (for example, if the IRS owes you money instead of the other way around), here are a few online tax filing services that not only are recommended by the IRS, but that offer free filing if you meet their criteria for free filing (if you don’t, their prices are still pretty reasonable). To qualify for free filing at most of these places, you need to have earned less than $69,000, and may also need to meet certain other criteria (age, whether you need to file itemized or not, etc.).
OLT.com (Stands for ‘Online Taxes’, and they claim to offer free Federal filing for everyone.)
Where to Do the U.S. Census Online
While you will still need your hard copy of your census form, which will either be mailed to you or left at your door by a census worker, once you have your unique census identification number from that form you can complete your 2020 U.S. census here: My2020Census.gov
Have you found additional online resources that have been useful? If so, let us know!
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