"I give a special "THANK YOU" to those backed behind making this
information avaliable for parents to view. This information was a
tremendous help to me and to my famly and I greatly appreciate all the
efforts that was put into putting this site together. God bless you all!
"I adopted a child that was deaf and I transport her to a deaf school 30
miles away each day each way. The town agreed to reimburse me 40% of what
they would have had to pay if they were transporting her. Is this amount
--- these reimbursements --- taxable? Please advise ASAP"
"Would you give me an example of the wording for a letter from a Doctor to
indicate the need for 'Schools for average and above average students who
have learning disabilities, with the purpose of providing an environment
in which they can adjust to a normal competitive classroom situation.'?
"I have a permenately disabled child that was born with agenesis corpus
collasum, brain stem hypoplasia and right and left nerve hypoplasia. She
has also been diagnosed with cerebral palsey and we have never claimed the
disabled child credit for her and just need to know the form we need to
use as we are attempting to do our own taxes this year as we need to save
"mhmr,seizure/stroke, basicily cannot do anything for self except spoon
feed,lives with parents(retired) incontinent,etc,etc who is looking for
tax break. Patrents have guardianship"
"IF A CHILD QUALIFIES FOR ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PAYMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE
CONSIDERED SPECIAL NEEDS DUE TO BEING AFRICAN AMERICAN AND FEMALE UNDER 18
YEARS OF AGE, WOULD THEY QUALIFY UNDER THE CHILDERN WHO WOULD GET EXTRA
TAX CREDIT FOR CHILDREN ADOPTED WITH A DISABILITY?"
"I have been searching for information about tax deductions for private
education for gifted children.
Both of our children are recommended by a licensed medical professional to
attend gifted programs and now I can prove to my CPA that the expense is
"does a child who has chiari malformation with a syrenex on the spine and a
diagnoses of sensory intergration disorder borderline aspergers along with
a nuero related bladder disfunction qualify for the tuition credit? Our
public school class size is huge and not available to adapt to her needs
as does the private school with much smaller class size and availability
of a school nurse does."
"How do we benefit if 2 children have ADHD and take medication for the
condition and 1 of them also has dyslexia and is in a private school as a
result of it?"
"I think this article gives parents hope. I feel that many parents fight
and fight for what's best for their child and to know that we can get a
tax break will encourage parents to continue uplifting their children so
they can be valued citizens."
"My son is severely Autistic, his food is all cassien and gluten free and
expensive. If he happens to eat even a small bit of 'regular' food, he
hallucinates badly and is a terrible experience for him for a couple of
weeks until his system can purge the regular food. Can we deduct on our
taxes his food expenses?"
"Thanks for this wonderful annual article! We send it to all our clients
annually - I am a psychologist working with children with disabilities,
and a mother of a (now adult) child with dyslexia and ADHD, who wishes
someone would have told us this when we were spending the $50.000.00 which
helped her graduate high school with honors, graduate college Cum Laude
and be a successful nurse."
This explains the schwab article last comment said."
I have a son with Autism and have huge medical expenses every year because we try different treatments (of course almost all of them suggested by a doctor). Our 2005 tax return is being audited and the auditor insists that the Autism expenses are not covered.
I remember to have seen the article in Schwab learning during that tax year, but I do not have a copy of the article. Is there any way I can get access to the article so that I can show it to the auditor.
I would really appreciate this help or any other advice you can give about this.
"very interesting. could you tell me if one parent needed to take off for caretaking a a disabled child under the FMLA law can (without pay) can claim that as a medical issue?
" I'm still not sure where dyslexia fits into this picture. Would we be able to to get tax credit for software 'TEXTHELP' AND DRAGON SPEAK' which we purchased to help him with reading and writing.
Thank you for your help.
" I am looking into claiming our Sylvan charges on our income tax this year. I would like to know if anyone has done this and how it was received bt the IRS?
Any helpful information is appreciated.
"For IRS purposes of expenses that qualify for a tax deduction, does a diagnosis of visual/perceptual disabilities meet the requirement. Also does dyslexia meet the same requirement?"