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   Government Resources

     Lots of links to find government departments and services you need

USA.gov — Find government agencies and services such as passports, auctions. Arranged by topic and service.

IRS — No explanation needed here, is there?

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

Illinois.gov — Links to all of the state’s resources and branches, plus things to do

Illinois Department of Revenue
 — Get forms & publications and all the tax laws applicable to you.

GovSpot.com — A portal offering links to governmental agencies, services and a wide variety of subjects.

FTC.gov — The Federal Trade Commission’s site provides information on free annual credit reports, and is responsible for consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.

Illinois Secretary of State — Help with licenses, titles, registration, etc.

USA.gov/Auctions and Sales — You can pick up almost anything at a government auction. Here’s how.

SocialSecurity — Find out how much you’ll get and how to get it.

Medicare — Compare drug and health plans and find out about all the benefits available to you.

Census.gov — Lots of mind-numbing statistics and demographic info

USPS.gov — Get postage rates, track packages and other information

HUD.gov — U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development site offers anything and everything you need to know for dealing with HUD

EPA.gov — The Environmental Protection Agency provides advice and sources for testing and mitigating pollutants of all types.

Federal Citizens Information Center  Get publications, free and for a fee, on many topics — from financing, home maintenance, money and credit, to retirement, investing and much more.

Recalls.gov  Find out if you have an unsafe product in your home.