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Tax Preparation Resources for People with Disabilities
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other organizations provide information and resources to help people with disabilities complete and file their tax returns.
Online publications by the IRS
- Accessible IRS Tax Products
- Living and Working with Disabilities (PDF file)
- Tax Benefits for Disabled Taxpayers
- Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities (PDF file)
- Videos - American Sign Language
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) resources
The IRS reports that people with disabilities continue to leave millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) unclaimed each year. The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for working individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. To learn more about the EITC:
Help with preparing and filing taxes
Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers: The IRS offers free tax return preparation services through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for people with low to moderate incomes and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). Another service is Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) which allows taxpayers prepare their own return using online interview-based software at select locations throughout the country. IRS-certified volunteers are available at these locations to assist with tax questions or computer issues. This service is available for people who have a simple tax return and need a little help or do not have access to a computer.
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB): Free tax preparation help is available at OBB sites located throughout Ohio. The sites have trained counselors who will help individuals who qualify for OBB services prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax returns.
Free File: This is a service through the IRS that provides federal tax preparation and e-file options for all taxpayers. Free File is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
IRS Tax Tip Videos in American Sign Language (ASL): The IRS has a YouTube channel that features videos produced by the IRS on various tax topics in American Sign Language (ASL).
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Links updated February 2013