tax-aide

IRS: Someone Will Be With You … Sometime Today

Posted on 02/17/2014 by |Money and Work | Comments

Money & SavingsHello, IRS? Is anyone there? That’s what you might be asking if you call the IRS with questions about your 2013 tax return. The agency says today starts one of the busiest weeks of the tax filing season for the IRS phone lines. So make yourself comfortable and settle in. You’re likely to be on hold longer than the 17.6 minutes customers waited last year to speak with someone. You think that’s bad? Some 20 million people, or 39 percent …

A Positive Return on Vacationing through Volunteering

Posted on 06/7/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringMarcy Gouge loves helping people. In fact, Marcy, the Assistant National Director for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, also finds herself volunteering for the program throughout Maryland and DC. But this past year, she decided to take her volunteer work “on the road” while vacationing in Hawaii. As a tourist, it is easy to only see the “bling” of the high-cost resorts, but just a few blocks from Marcy’s hotel on Waikiki Beach, was a Community Center for low-income workers. There, she served with local Tax-Aide volunteers who …

Get Your Taxes Done For Free – Quick and Easy With AARP!

Posted on 02/8/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHola, Jenn from the Comms team here letting you know about a great AARP Foundation program, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. I seriously love this program and our Tax-Aide volunteers. Let me tell you why. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is nationwide. No matter where you live, there is usually a site near you. Sites are open from February 1st through April 15th. Tax-Aide is run by fully trained and IRS-certified volunteers who love their work. Tax-Aide is completely FREE. …

AARP Tax-Aide Program Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Money & SavingsFor many of us, the first quarter of the year is usually synonymous with tax season. Soon, 1099 and W-2 forms will start to hit mailboxes around the country. Have you begun preparing your paperwork? Tax season is a stressful time for many, but AARP is here to help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax …

AARP Helps Latinos Give Back to Communities

Posted on 10/21/2011 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

VolunteeringFor many years, AARP has worked tirelessly on behalf of the 50+ community by creating opportunities for our members to support and make an enduring social impact through programs that lift the financial and physical well-being of older Americans. The organization has also focused efforts on multicultural families particularly in the Latino, African American, and Asian communities by facilitating volunteerism for our members. One such volunteer effort in the Latino community is ‘Compartir es Vivir’ which allows you to serve …

Tax Time? For You, Yes!

Posted on 08/4/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringMost people aren’t thinking “taxes” in August, unless they filed for an extension on last April’s filing deadline. But if you want to volunteer to help others during the 2012 filing season, now is the time to sign on to AARP Tax-Aide — the nation’s largest free tax preparation and assistance service. What is AARP Tax Aide? It’s an AARP Foundation program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by making sure they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Tax-Aide is …