Is the Polar Vortex Worse Than Preparing Your Tax Return?

Why does the worst part of winter hit at the same time most Americans start preparing their taxes? Must be misery is better when it comes all at once. The average 50-plus household makes about $50,000, so with no deductions that household will owe $6,100, or about 13 percent. In the United States, every paycheck until April 21, 2014, went to paying taxes. This day actually has a name: Tax Freedom Day, i.e., when the nation as a whole has …

IRS: Someone Will Be With You … Sometime Today

Hello, 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

Marcy 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!

Hola, 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

For 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

For 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 …