tax season

Are Taxes Too Complicated? What Do YOU Think?

Posted on 04/11/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsSubtract line 12 from line 11 and then multiply by your frustration level. By a 2-1 ratio, American voters find the tax system too complicated, and by large margins have their federal income tax returns prepared by some someone else, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Older voters feel the most pain. The survey found that 68 percent of voters age 55 and older have someone else do their federal tax returns – the highest rate of any age …

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 …