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Personal Finance and Investing: Your Taxes

Tax Returns

Tax Resources to Aid In Timely Filing

Did you know?? From February 1 through April 15 each year, the AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and Internet designed to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. Find Tax-Aide locations closest to Tappan

Did you know?? 

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Find a VITA location closest to Tappan


FAQs for Seniors such as "are my Social Security benefits taxable?" are available via the IRS website.

Quick Reference


Check out our shelves for a quick and handy guide to help with filing questions.

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2013 - Barbara Weltman

ISBN 13: 9781118346648

A trusted industry name, this Lasser guide explains the basics of filing for self and dependents, as well as a whole list of deductions you can claim - some not often thought of. This guide will direct you to the list of forms you need based on your filing requirements and offer strategies to help save you taxes as a self-employed small business owner.

Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To - Melanie Cullen with Shae Irving, J.D.

ISBN 13: 9781413317534

Chapter 24 covers updated information on what you need to do to provide information about your tax records and what taxes must be paid at the end of life to include federal estate tax, state and inheritance taxes, and storing and archiving tax records.

Tax Power for Individuals: Boost Your Refund Following These Simple Planning Techniques - James O. Parker, Esq.

ISBN 13: 9781572486409

Tax attorney James Parker acts as personal advisor in this toolkit designed to help individuals navigate through the maze of business and non-business deducations, taxes based on income (to include self-employment) and tax breaks for which you may be entitled.

J.K. Lasser's New Rules for Estate and Tax Planning - Harold Apolinsky, Esq., EPLS

ISBN 13: 9780471700074

Jointly written by a financial advisory and estate planning attorney, this guide helps you plan your estate within the parameters of today's tax rules and includes advice on generation-skipping tax planning. Also covers Section 529 planning.

Featured App

Intuit's TaxCaster is a free app that lets you estimate your return before you file your W-2 based on your income and your itemized deductions. Ballpark a number before you submit.
Download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Get the Droid app below:
TaxCaster Mobile