According to the IRS, special assistance is available for persons with disabilities.
If you are unable to complete your tax return because of a disability, you may be able to obtain assistance from an IRS office or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly Programs sponsored by IRS.
Disability Tax Benefits
As a person with a disability, you may qualify for certain tax deductions, income exclusions, and credits. More detailed information may be found in the IRS publications referred to below.
- Are legally blind, refer to Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information PDF. to see if you qualify for an increased standard deduction.
- Had gross income, refer to Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Information to see if you qualify for any special credits or deductions.
- Have a physical or mental disability that limits your employment, refer to Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions.
- Are elderly or disabled, refer to Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or Disabled PDF.
- Had medical expenses, refer to Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses PDF.
- Worked and had earned income refer to Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.
For more information about the tax benefits available to persons with disabilities and the parents of children with disabilities, please refer to Publication 3966, Living and Working with Disabilities PDF (Spanish PDF)
Other References/Related Topics
- Tax Topic 102 – Tax Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities and the Hearing Impaired
- Publication 907 PDF – Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
- Schedule R PDF – Credit for the Elderly or Disabled (Instructions PDF)
- Form 5884 PDF – Work Opportunity Credit
- Form 8826 PDF – Disabled Access Credit