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Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

 

Seniors and lower-income people needing help preparing their income tax returns can find free help at City of Las Vegas senior centers through April.

Volunteers from AARP will offer residents age 50 and older free assistance with personal income tax form preparation and electronic filing at four city active adult and senior centers beginning in February.

Participants in the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer similar free help to Nevada residents at the Doolittle Senior Center starting Feb. 19.

Income restrictions will apply to qualify for assistance. Advance appointments are required at all locations. Bring a copy of your 2011 income tax return and all of your applicable 2012 paperwork to the appointment. Call a center below between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to schedule an appointment:

People Line up for Mortgage Modification Event

People Line up for Mortgage Modification Event

Las Vegas valley homeowners looking to modify their mortgages in an effort to keep their homes will have a chance over the next five days. Experts will be on hand at one of the country's largest loan modification events.

People started lining up Thursday morning as the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America or NACA kicked off its first day of a five-day free loan modification event. People who can't afford their mortgages can talk to lenders about changing the terms of their loans. The event starts at 8 a.m. and lasts through 8 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Spaces Available for Foreclosure Workshop

Spaces Available for Foreclosure Workshop

Our city is still one of the hardest hit for foreclosures. People wanting to keep their homes will get a chance to get some help. The Las Vegas Senior Citizen Law project is holding a Foreclosure Prevention and Mediation Process workshop on May 11th. People looking to keep their homes out of foreclosure will get a chance to talk with representatives from the City of Las Vegas, The Attorney General's office, The Foreclosure Mediation Program and Consumer Credit Counseling. There will be a question and answer period. The workshop is from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the Centennial Hills Active Adults Center at 6601 North Buffalo. If you're interested call 229-4167 to RSVP. 

 

IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

IRS YouTube Channel Provides Last-Minute Tax Tips

With Tax Day upon us, helpful tax-related information can be found on the IRS YouTube channel. The channel, which debuted in August 2009, features numerous IRS experts answering common and not-so-common tax questions.

The IRS YouTube channel is home to hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from how to choose a tax preparer to filing your taxes for free to checking on your refund.

Videos are posted in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. To date, there have been more than 1.7 million views.

Taxpayers can even subscribe to the channel to receive notice of new video offerings. In fact, the IRS will soon be featuring summertime video tax tips.