Below you'll find an electronic newsletter published
by the World Institute on Disability (WID), as well as other
valuable tax information resources, all forwarded by the Great
Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center for your information. The
information may save money for wage-earners with disabilities.
Disability and Asset Building Communities Working Together
Making Tax Time Pay for
People with Disabilities
The Tax Facts Solution:
The Missing Link in Building Economic Security for People with Disabilities
Johnette Hartnett, Vice President with the NCB Development Corporation,
and researcher at the Law, Health Policy & Disability Center,
eloquentlyprovides a personal narrative that frames the details
of the Tax Facts Campaign and the essential role that it
plays in the ability for people withdisabilities to build assets.
Tax Laws and Asset Accumulation
for People with Disabilities http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200501&topic=ss
Steven Mendelsohn, Tax Policy Expert, Law, Health Policy & Disability
Center, University of Iowa College of Law, briefly describes tax
credits for individuals with disabilities and businesses that employ
and serve people with disabilities.
Market of Millions: Microenterprise
Services for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
On-line Bookstore at http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/links/bookstore/index.htm
The Association for Enterprise Opportunity, in conjunction with
The Abilities Fund, has developed a training manual designed to
give micro-enterprise development organizations an introduction
to the potential of extending services to entrepreneurs with disabilities.
To order a copy, visit the AEO
An EITC Success Story:
Helping People with Disabilities Earn & Save http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200501&topic=pm
Judy Stengel, Internal Revenue Service, Wichita,KS, illustrates
what initiative and a little ingenuity can do to help low-income
people with disabilities make money by filing for the Earned Income
Advocating for Economic
Richard Keeling's work for the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education
& Communication (SPEC), at the IRS is personal. Being disabled
himself since 1975; he understands the need for people with disabilities
to take advantage of valuable tax credits.
Tip Of The Month:
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Fact Sheet
A simple fact sheet about the refundable tax credit that can serve
as a beginning for people with disabilities to build asset
Where can I find a free
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in my
Learning & Networking
Informative websites of interest to both communities
Conferences & Events
World Institute on Disability
(WID) is a non-profit public policy center dedicated to the
promotion of independence and full inclusion in society of people
with disabilities. WID's Access to Assets (ATA) program provides
training and technical assistance to asset building and disability
organizations seeking to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities
in poverty reduction programs. In addition, ATA provides information
and referral services to individuals with disabilities and conducts
federal and state policy analysis on related issues.
New Toll-Free Technical
Do you have questions about asset building strategies or serving
people with disabilities? Please contact Megan O'Neil, World Institute
on Disability, Access to Assets Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Equity is a publication
of World Institute on Disability's Access to Assets Program
and is supported by the Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project.
The Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project
A partnership of The Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center at
the University of Iowa College of Law, in collaboration with Southern
New Hampshire University School of Community Economic Development,
the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions,
the World Institute on Disability, and the National Cooperative
Bank Development Corporation. AATPP is 100 percent funded by U.S.
Department of Education grant #H133A031732. Its contents are solely
the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent
the official views of NIDRR or University of Iowa.
also generously funded by the J.W. and Ida M. Jameson Foundation
and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.