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

Local Resources | Money & Work | Nevada 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 …

Simeon Holloway

Breaking barriers during WWII: Las Vegan Simeon Holloway shares memories of the B-1 Band

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

Events | Nevada Las Vegas resident Simeon Holloway was among the groundbreaking musicians who served our country during World War II as part of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band.  Holloway, who at 93 is an active member of AARP Chapter 4395, shared memories and unveiled a collection of historic photographs at the annual Black History Month Festival held recently at Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Organized in 1942 in North Carolina, the B-1 Band played an important role in the integration of the military. Its 44 members would …

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It’s not too late for a tax break

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

Money & Work | Nevada 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 | Nevada 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.

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy | Nevada By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …

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AARP Nevada Offers Free Health Care Law Information Sessions at Southern Nevada Libraries

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Nevada Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada is pleased to offer a series of free information sessions at Southern Nevada libraries, focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance.  These sessions include a discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and how those seeking insurance options can connect with Nevada HealthLink, the state’s insurance marketplace. All sessions are free and open to the public.  More events may be added …