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Tax Topic #102 2008 Tax Year

Topic 102 - Tax Assistance for Individuals
with Disabilities and the Hearing Impaired

Special assistance is available for persons with disabilities. If you are unable to complete your return because of a physical disability, you may obtain assistance from an IRS office, or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. For further information on available IRS services, refer to Topic 101 or refer to Publication 910 (PDF), IRS Guide to Free Tax Services.

Telephone assistance for the hearing impaired is available for individuals with TTY equipment. The toll–free number for this service is 800-829-4059. Hearing impaired individuals that do not have this equipment may be able to obtain access through the federal or state relay services.

Braille materials for the visually impaired are available at any of the 142 regional libraries in conjunction with the national library service for the blind and physically handicapped. To locate your nearest library write to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress at 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542. Available materials are limited to Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, and Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ (materials include instructions and tax tables).

For additional information on these subjects and other areas that may affect persons with disabilities, refer to Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: December 22, 2008

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