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Monday, March 24th, 2014

How to Get Free Help With Your Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Eileen Ambrose, AARP Milagros Aguas used to pay someone toprepare her taxes until her employer filed for bankruptcy and she lost her job. That’s when a friend recommended AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a program that provides free tax assistance and preparation for low- and moderate-income filers, particularly to those age 60 and up. “It helps me a lot,”

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Losing your job and taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP A significant number of individuals have lost their job over the last few years. Some of you will lose your jobs over the next few years. Previously in Part I of...

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP Please note that all references to Social Security benefits in this article include the equivalent benefits (Tier 1 SSEB) received by retired railroad employees. Additionally, for taxation purposes, normal retirement benefits, disability benefits...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Unemployment Compensation Benefits and Your Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By A. Kalman, AARP In 1935, during the Roosevelt administration, Congress passed the the Social Security Act. Buried in that law was the creation of the federal – state unemployment compensation program.  By the end...

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Tax Records, How Long Should I Keep Them?

SPONSORED CONTENT By J. Young, AARP Ask ten economists the same question and the range of answers you get will be surprising.  This also holds true when you ask Enrolled Agents, CPAs, the IRS, or Financial Planners...

Monday, January 27th, 2014

What Are Your Payment Options If You Can’t Pay the IRS in Full?

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP Every tax season I have some clients that are not able to pay the amount they owe the IRS (technically they owe the US Treasury, not the IRS) in full by the...

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: There are Tax Credits People Don’t Know They Have

SPONSORED CONTENT After twelve years of helping people of all ages and walks of life with their tax returns, Sandra Mills says “the thing most people don’t realize is that every return tells a story about a person,...

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

9 Things You Should Know About Job Loss and Your Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman Job loss can affect your tax situation in many ways. Here are some things to keep in mind. Your employer may provide you with severance pay or accrued vacation pay or accrued...

Friday, December 13th, 2013

AARP Tax Aide Tips: How Long Should I keep Tax Records?

SPONSORED CONTENT By Jim Young Ask ten economists the same question and the range of answers you get will be surprising. This also holds true when you ask Enrolled Agents, CPAs, the IRS, or Financial Planners how long to...

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Volunteer to help prepare tax filings. No accounting background – No problem.

SPONSORED CONTENT Volunteering with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Five ways to volunteer that don’t include tax prep Each year individuals volunteer at thousands of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across this country to assist taxpayers in complying with their...

Monday, May 6th, 2013

AARP Texas Has a New Face in the Texas Rio Grande Valley

PRESS RELEASE Verónica de Lafuente will serve as Associate State Director of Outreach for the Rio Grande Valley With a membership of over two million and offices located in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, AARP Texas...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Tuesday August 28, 2012 A race against time to get Latinos registered to vote (Voxxi): For get-out-the vote efforts, it seems like it’s going to be a race against the clock. Eight states have already passed legislations restricting community-based...