Seniors and taxes — Scam Guards

 Seniors and taxes — Scam Guards

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Tax day is just two weeks away. It’s a good idea, especially this year, to reach out to our older friends and family to make sure they’re ready.

“It is probably the most complicated tax season ever and that’s what older Americans really need to know,” said Margi Mannix, digital editor in chief for AARP.

That’s why it’s so important to double and triple check those forms.

Mannix says they’re getting a lot of tax questions this year.

“The biggest question we get, which is a perennial, is ‘can I file for free?’ and yes, there are many many programs for low-income Americans including our own AARP foundation taxing program. That has helped millions and millions of Americans throughout the years.”

Some may even be owed extra cash.

“They also should keep in mind especially if they do their taxes by hand as some older…

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