February 14, 2007

Significant 2006 tax benefits may be available to parents of children with disabilities. The North Virginia Resource Center suggests parents visit the Wrightslaw.com to review these benefits in an article titled “Year 2006 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Disabilities,” by Michael A. O’Connor, Esq.

“It’s likely 15 to 30 percent of families with a disabled child have one or more unclaimed tax benefits,” O’Connor, a parent attorney, said.

The NVRC points out instruction in sign language, speech therapy and remedial reading may be deductible. Related books and materials may qualify for the medical expense deduction.

Other valuable deductions may be available for tuition costs for a special school that has a program designed to educate children with disabilities and amounts paid for a child’s tutoring by a teacher specially trained and qualified to deal with severe disabilities.

There may also be deductions available for the expenses incurred by parents who attend conferences to obtain medical information about treatment and care for their children.

Find complete information at http://wrightslaw.com/info/tax.2006.benefits.oconnor.htm