COVID-19 Updates and Legal Information

Updates and Legal Information

Due to Arizona and community responses to address COVID-19, Arizona’s courts and legal aid offices have changes to their operations.

 

To see the most recent court information please visit: https://www.azcourts.gov/covid19/

If you need legal help, apply online for free or reduced fee legal assistance at: https://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice.cfm

If you have an ongoing case with legal aid, please visit the organization’s website for current hours and contact information:

Community Legal Services at: https://clsaz.org/office-locations/

Southern Arizona Legal Aid at: https://www.sazlegalaid.org/services/

DNA People’s Legal Services at: https://www.facebook.com/dnapeopleslegalservices/


 

Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has warned Arizonans, especially seniors, to be on the lookout for COVID-19 related scams. Some of these scams include promises of COVID-19 related miracle cures, door-to-door sanitation services, new robocalls and official looking emails. More information about Arizona’s COVID-19 related scams can be found here

The Social Security Administration is warning the public about fraudulent letters sent through the mail threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19. Social Security will not suspend or decrease Social Security benefit payments or Supplemental Security Income payments due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. For information from the Inspector General for Social Security about this scam click here.

If you have experienced a COVID-19 related scam, please report it to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office

 

Update on Tax Day – State and Federal

Both Arizona and Federal deadlines for filing and paying taxes have been extended from April 15th, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The new deadline applies to individual, corporate, and fiduciary tax returns and means that taxpayers filing after the previous April 15 deadline will not be assessed late filing or late payment penalties. Arizona’s deadline for contributions to schools and qualifying charitable organizations remains April 15, 2020. For Federal tax information visit the Internal Revenue Service. For Arizona tax information visit the Arizona Department of Revenue

 

Update on Arizona Driver License/Permit Renewals and Commercial License Requirements

Arizona driver licenses, driver permits, and requirements to submit a medical clearance card for commercial driver licenses that expire between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 have been given an extension of six months after the expiration date to renew. If your license or clearance card expires between March 1st and September 1st you will have up to six months after the expiration date to renew. For example, if your driver license expired on March 20th, the new expiration date would be September 20th. Your current driver license or ID card will be accepted by law enforcement and other government agencies because of Governor Ducey’s Executive Order. For more information, visit Arizona Motor Vehicle Services.

 

Update on Real ID/AZ Travel ID Deadlines

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the enforcement deadline of the Real ID, known as the Travel ID in Arizona, from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021. A Real ID or Travel ID is obtained at Arizona Motor Vehicle Department offices and is required to board federally regulated commercial aircraft and accessing federal facilities. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website

 

This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state-to-state or county-to-county, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.

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