Survey: Older Nevadans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination

Survey: Older Nevadans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Older Nevadans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll conducted this month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 85 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). In contrast, only 8 percent oppose passage, the survey reported.  ”This AARP survey confirms what Nevadans know: huge majorities demand fairness for older workers,” said Hilarie Grey, communications director for AARP Nevada. “And that …

Free tax assistance via AARP Tax-Aide

Nevadans, get free assistance preparing and filing your taxes!

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Need a little help preparing and filing your taxes? You’re in luck! This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.      “The Tax-Aide …

tax season

It’s not too late for a tax break

Posted on 03/2/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how.   Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The IRS allows IRA …

Working on Your Taxes? Here’s Help

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work In Nevada—as elsewhere across the country—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are helping taxpayers prepare their 2013 returns. The free service is available to taxpayers of any age through April 15, with priority given to those age 60-plus. AARP membership is not required. Last year more than 250 Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 21,000 Nevadans.  For information on locations and hours, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 888-227-7669 toll-free.

saving you money on utility bills

AARP Nevada and “watchdogs” help avert proposed Southwest Gas surcharge

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work In a victory for consumers across the state, AARP Nevada and hundreds of volunteers helped stop a recent proposal to bring a new surcharge to Southwest Gas customers.  The Southwest Gas proposal for Gas Infrastructure Replacement -  an accelerated replacement of aging gas lines - required extra payments from residential customers before the work was completed, or even started – the equivalent of ratepayers giving a loan to the utility company to complete its work. AARP Nevada spoke out against the surcharge, providing testimony at hearings as well as written comments to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  Volunteer …

help Nevadans with their taxes

Got financial skills? Help Nevadans by becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer!

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Nevadans maximize their money this tax season by becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer! Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last season in Nevada, Tax-Aide volunteers served nearly 16,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Their efforts resulted in more than $11 million in tax refunds! More than 270 Nevada Tax-Aide …