3 Easy Tips on How to File Taxes Securely Online

According to the data, over 91% of the 165 million tax returns in the U.S. were filed electronically last year. Due to the ongoing presence of coronavirus, it is expected that an even greater percentage of tax documents will be submitted online this year.

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Savvy Senior: Do I Have to File Income Tax Returns This Year?

Dear Savvy Senior,

What is the IRS standard tax deduction for 2021? I didn’t file a tax return last tax year (2020) because I lost my job and my income in March due to COVID. But I got a part-time job in 2021 and am wondering if I made enough money that requires me to file this year.

– Part-Time Retiree

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Money Sense: Scram to Scams

My most worn keyboard key is “delete.”

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Tax-Aide Provides Low-Contact Service in Lebanon County

Beginning Feb. 3 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program.

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Free Tax Assistance Available in York County

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is again offering free tax service for taxpayers of all ages, especially adults 50 and older, during the 2021 tax season.

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Savvy Senior: Tax Breaks for Caregivers of Elderly Parents

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write off any of these expenses on my taxes.

– Supplemental Sam

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Legal Ease: Lots of Reasons to Rethink This Plan, Part 2

Dear Jonathan: I am a widower and have five adult children. Rather than engage in any formal and costly estate planning, I plan to keep it simple by adding my daughter’s name to the title of my assets.

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Social Security News: Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

We’ve made getting your annual benefit statement even easier. The benefit statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits.

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Legal Ease: Lots of Reasons to Rethink This Plan

Dear Jonathan: I am a widower and have five adult children. Rather than engage in any formal and costly estate planning, I plan to keep it simple by adding my daughter’s name to the title of my assets.

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