— AARP Vermont is urging legislators to take action in 2018 to reduce state income taxes on Social Security benefits. The Green Mountain State is one of four states that tax Social Security at the same income levels as the federal government does. Individuals with annual income of more than $25,000 and couples with more than $32,000 face state taxes on their benefits. Those thresholds have not increased in nearly 30 years, despite inflation. About 145,000 Vermonters receive Social Security. Vermonters …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

— Looking for tax help?  Book an appointment with an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Counselor.  Now through April 15, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, volunteer-run, free tax preparation program is still helping New Hampshire taxpayers with their federal tax returns.  Available to most middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides face-to-face assistance at 50 locations across the Granite State.  “Last year, Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 18,000 New Hampshire residents in 12,000 …

— Filing your 2012 federal tax return doesn’t have to be a harrowing experience.  AARP Tax-Aide is here to help, with its no-fee tax-preparation and filing service for low- to middle-income taxpayers of any age, with special attention to individuals age 60 and over. You don’t need to be an AARP or retiree to use this service.  “AARP’s Tax-Aide services are provided free of charge thanks to funding from AARP Foundation and the work of hundreds of volunteer counselors,” said AARP …