Tag Archives: Disability

Child Chips In

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a well-reasoned question. “This concerns a mentally disabled 20-year-old living at home. She just started receiving money from her father’s pension, instead of Social Security Disability. At what point does contributing to the household become income. I contend that as long as you are the […]

Trading Disability For Wages

  Today TaxMama hears from Dave in the Tax Quips Forum with an odd question. “I received SDI for two months in 2010 and gave it to my employer so that I could retain full pay.  It does not show on my W-2 and I was taxed for full pay.  How do I handle the […]

Nothing to Live on

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in the TaxQuips forum who says, “I applied for SSDI in Jan. and have been turned down twice. I have requested a hearing which may be another 6 to 9 months. How is one to survive while waiting on the government? My claim is based on Major Depression and back […]

Social Security Disability Claims

Today TaxMama wants to talk about a grave problem. Social Security Disability claims are rising at an alarming rate.  In just one year, from 2008 to 2009, Social Security disability applications rose by 21 percent. This kind of growth threatens to sink the system.

IRS News – Seven Tax Tips for Disabled Taxpayers

Taxpayers with disabilities may qualify for a number of IRS tax credits and benefits. Parents of children with disabilities may also qualify. Listed below are seven tax credits and other benefits that are available if you or someone else listed on your federal tax return is disabled. Standard Deduction Taxpayers who are legally blind may […]

Handicap Deck

Today TaxMama hears from Carrie in Vermont who says, “I have a handicapped son. This spring we built a deck with ramp onto our house. I have heard that the deck cannot be taxed for property tax purposes because of this. Is that true?”

Certain Payments to Disabled Veterans Ruled Tax-Free

Some May Be Due Refunds IR-2007-198 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — Payments under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program are no longer taxable and disabled veterans who paid tax on these benefits in the past three years can now claim refunds, the Internal Revenue Service said today. […]

SS Disability

Today TaxMama hears from Brad in the Tax Forum, who tells us , “I was awarded social security disability after three years. I received substantial back pay, around $33,000. This settlement will be added to my spouse’s income. Is this taxable? Will I have to report the FULL amount paid to me in 06? Or […]