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What are ABLE Accounts? Tax Benefits Explained
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts allow the families of disabled young people to set aside money for their care in a way that earns special tax benefits. ABLE accounts work much like the so-called 529 accounts that families can use to save money for education; in fact, an ABLE account is really a special kind of 529. Read more…

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled
Several tax breaks are available for people living with disabilities. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them. Read more…

Are Short-Term Disability Claim Payments Considered Earnings?
Temporary disability, such as an injury, serious medical condition, or even pregnancy, can be covered by short-term disability payments obtained through private insurers, and they may be part of an employer's compensation to employees. Whether the payments are taxable depends on how and when they are paid. Read more…

Tax Tips for Caring for a Disabled Spouse
Caring for a disabled spouse can be a financial strain, but you do have opportunities to reduce the burden. There are many tax credits and other tax breaks available for disabled individuals and their caretakers. Among the most common are the Tax Credit for the Elderly or Disabled, the Child or Dependent Care Credit, and the Medical Expenses tax deduction. Read more…

Tax Tips for the Blind
Anyone whose field of vision falls at or below 20 degrees, who wears corrective glasses but whose vision is 20/200 or less in his best eye, or who has no eyesight at all, meets the legal definition of being blind and is eligible for certain tax deductions. Read more…


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