9 Year-End Tax Moves to Consider

The following is a guest post by Alan Kalman. December is an ideal time to review your finances and make sure you are taking advantage of tax benefits and other possible credits or deductions. See also: Sandy Victims Get Tax Relief Consider these things when pulling 2012 paperwork together. Did you move or change jobs this year? Double-check that your your employer (or former employer), banking institutions, investment companies and retirement plan administrators have your current address so you’ll receive your W-2s …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Needs Volunteers

The following is a guest post by Jim Young. Want a rewarding volunteer experience in 2013? If you’re good with numbers, people or computers – or better yet, all three – AARP Foundation has opportunities right up your alley. During the 2012 tax season, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 35,000 volunteers served 2.6 million taxpayers across the country. Most of the volunteers prepare federal tax returns. These folks come from every imaginable background. Some have accounting and financial experience, but that’s not …

Get a Tax Extension? What You Need to Know for Oct. 15

The following is a guest post by Alan Kalman.  Fall is in the air and with it comes NFL football, the baseball playoffs, Halloween – and filing tax returns. More than a million of you who did not file your 2011 tax returns in April asked for the automatic six-month extension to Oct. 15. So get out all those forms (W-2s and 1099s) you received, and all your tax receipts and records and get started since time is running out. …