IRS provides assistance for people with disabilities
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired can download hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications from IRS.gov. These products range from accessible PDFs to e-braille formats and are accessible using screen- reading software and refreshable braille displays. Visit IRS.gov Accessibility at www.irs.gov/accessibility/index.html?portlet=113page to download these forms and publications. You can also view a video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PfzKqpXmg that highlights IRS products and services for people with disabilities.
Tax return preparation help is also available
People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from a local IRS Tax Assistance Center or through a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly site (VITA or TCE). To find a Tax Assistance Center near you visit IRS.gov, select Contact IRS, and then select Contact Your Local IRS Office. You can also find a nearby VITA or TCE location by calling 1-800-906-9887. The IRS sponsors VITA and TCE. Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues and is available at IRS.gov.
Visit www.IRS.gov and enter “accessibility” in the search box for more information.
Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
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