tax preparation

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Needs Volunteers

Posted on 11/13/2012 by |Online Executive Producer | Comments

Money & Savings | VolunteeringThe 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 …

Watch Out! Deadly Car Crashes Spike On Tax Day

Posted on 04/17/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNothing may be certain but death and taxes, as Benjamin Franklin said, but a higher rate of deadly car crashes on tax day suggests the two unhappy events can also be inextricably combined. Canadian researchers who studied 30 years of U.S. traffic fatality data found that more Americans die in auto accidents on income tax day than on other April days — 226 fatal crashes on tax day versus 213 on a normal day, reports. Perhaps it’s because about …

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 …