— by Micah Festerly, Management and Program Analyst in Taxpayer Outreach, Partnership and Education with the IRS AARP Foundation is in the thick of helping people prepare and file their taxes through their Tax-Aide program, but this program is designed for people who are low-to-mid income with relatively uncomplicated tax issues.  What to do if you need to hire someone to sort through all of your income, deductions, expenses, and more?  The IRS has these tips to help you choose a …

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— Join us for a special Black History Month event: True Talk Networking & Marketplace on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. Affordable housing is a hot topic in our city and around the country. As more and more people migrate to Atlanta and the metro region, home prices continue to soar. While these numbers are good for the economy, our panelists will lead a discussion on affordable housing in a continued effort to heighten economic awareness …

— One in four Virginians has missing money. Right now there is over $2 Billion dollars in unclaimed property. This money can come from forgotten accounts, life insurance policies, uncashed payroll or refund checks, unclaimed stocks and dividends or tangible items from safe deposit boxes. The Virginia Department of Treasury wants to return this unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Go to www.vamoneysearch.org for a free search and claim process to find any unclaimed funds that are yours.

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota will open beginning the week of February 1 to help people prepare their 2017 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of the service. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help taxpayers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions …

— The digital age isn’t just changing how you work – it’s changing how you find work!  Get ready for what’s next. Join AARP’s free, interactive job search and networking workshops  on March 20.  Learn how to master the online job search, learn techniques to effectively network, and ace the interview to get the job you want. Here’s an overview of workshops and what’s covered:  Job Search in the Digital Age Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Discover …

— Did you know more than 3.5 million New York workers have no access to a retirement savings plan at their workplace? That’s why Governor Cuomo has taken the first step to create a pathway for New Yorkers to save for retirement by including the Secure Choice program in his state budget proposal. We have until April 1, 2018, to make sure that this program remains in the New York State budget and become law.  Urge your legislators to ensure this important …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, April 21, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Fargo event will be held in the west parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. …

— Llegó una vez más la temporada de declaración de impuestos. Los impuestos son complicados, especialmente si estas planificando tu jubilación o considerando otros cambios en tu vida.  Por suerte, el equipo de voluntarios de la AARP Foundation, certificados por el IRS, está aquí para ayudar. ¡Nuestros voluntarios han ayudado durante 50 años y han servido a más de 50 millones de contribuyentes! Establecido en 1968 con cuatro voluntarios, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide es un programa de preparación de impuestos gratuito dirigido …

— By AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi As AARP Pennsylvania’s state president, I have the privilege of helping shape strategic priorities, building community partnerships with key decision makers and serving as AARP’s spokesperson in Pennsylvania. That means I’m fighting for you and your family on issues that matter most. I’m very proud to be part of a team of talented AARP staff and dedicated volunteers working at the state capitol and in communities statewide.  I wanted you to know our …

— Now through April 17th, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and …