Three FREE Tax Assistance Programs Available in RI for People with Disabilities and Other Individuals

AARP Tax Aide

is offering FREE tax return preparation to people 50 & older and people with a disability. To find a site near you please call AARP Tax Aide at 1-888-687-2277 (Toll-free TTY: 1-877-434-7598) and ask for a Tax-Aide site near you or visit the AARP website.

VITA

Earn It! Keep It! Grow It! VITAIf your income is $53,000 or less you may be able to receive free tax preparation thru the VITA Program that has certified volunteers prepare taxes for low-moderate income people. To find a site near you please call the United Way Hotline by dialing 211 or visit the IRS Website.

My Free Taxes

If you prefer to prepare your own tax return or if your income is above the $53,000 VITA limit but under $60,000 you can use the United Way sponsored MyFreeTaxes tax preparation software on-line by clicking here.
If you have a question when using the MyFreeTaxes software please call United Way MyFreeTaxes helpline to get certified volunteers to assist you with tax law and input questions at 1-866-698-9436.

If your income is over $60,000 there is a fee for using the www.MyFreeTaxes.com software.


a photo of various IRS tax formsthe IRS logoLet your friends and family know about these three different FREE programs to assist people!

For more information or to download forms visit the IRS website.

Federal VOTE PLANNED For December 2014 on TAX-FREE Disability Savings Accounts

Call our RI and national Congressional Members to VOTE FOR this very important Federal Bill (The ABLE Act) in the next few weeks which will allow people with disabilities to have up to $100,000.00 in a tax free account WITHOUT jeopardizing their benefits.

Click here for more information.

Sherlock Center’s Supporting Meaningful Employment (SME) Training Series

Starting in January 2015, multiple offerings of the Sherlock Center’s “Supported Meaningful Employment Training Series” will be available in half-day and full-day sessions. The series is designed to help employment professionals (job developers, vocational specialists, job coaches, direct support professionals, etc.) to earn an ACRE Certificate.

Click here for more information.

Newly Married RI Couple Featured in New York Times Article “A Couple Gaining Independence, and Finding a Bond”

 

Lori Sousa knew Peter Maxmean was her soul mate when they first met, and now they are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community…

Video by Kassie Bracken on October 4, 2014. Story by Dan Barry. Photo by Ángel Franco/The New York Times.