- April 15th is sooner than you think! The following are primarily links to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publications that describe credits or services for people with disabilities or their caregivers.
- AARP Tax-Aide
- This free service from the AARP Foundation uses IRS-trained and certified volunteers to prepare tax returns and answers tax questions for people of all ages with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. This site also features an online question-and-answer service and helpful links to additional tax information on the web.
- Child and Dependent Care Expenses (Publication 503)
- You may be able to claim credit if you pay someone to care for your dependent who is under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself. This IRS publication explains the tests you must meet to claim the credit for child and dependent care expenses. It explains how to figure and claim the credit. This publication also discusses some of the employment tax rules for household employers.
- Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled (Publication 524)
- This IRS publication provides more detailed information about the credit for the elderly or disabled. In particular, it explains who qualifies for the credit for the elderly or the
disabled, and how to figure this credit. (This document is in pdf format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can also be ordered from the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676.)
- Part III Rules for Disability Retirement and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
- An overview of rules for federal employees and retirees who receive disability benefits under the CSRS, the FERS, or other federal programs. (IRS Publication 721, Chapter 3)
- Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities (Publication 907)
- This IRS publication provides information about certain parts of the tax law of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. It includes highlights about income, itemized deductions, tax credits, household employees, and business tax incentives. (This document is in pdf format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can also be ordered from the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676.)
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