1997 Tax Help Archives  

Tax Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
and the Hearing Impaired

This is archived information that pertains only to the 1997 Tax Year. If you
are looking for information for the current tax year, go to the Tax Prep Help Area.

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 VITA, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. For further information on available IRS services, see Topic 101 or obtain Publication 910, Guide to Free Tax Services.

Telephone help for people with impaired hearing is available using TDD equipment, in either English or Spanish. The toll-free number for this service is 1-800-829-4059. The hearing impaired people who do not have this equipment may be able to obtain access to it through local agencies for the hearing impaired. The IRS TDD service is generally available during normal business hours. Consult the instruction booklet for Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ, for exact times.

Also, 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. These materials are limited to Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax; Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business; and Form 1040, Form 1040A, and Form 1040EZ, all with instructions, and tax tables.

For additional information on these subjects and other areas that may affect persons with disabilities, order Publication 907, Information for Persons with Disabilities. Publications may be ordered by calling 1-800-829-3676, or visit the Forms and Publications page on this web site.

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