It's tax time again! The 1st form at the link below you can have completed by your PCP. It's a $500 tax CREDIT for those with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Intellectual Disability (look at the form to see if you are eligible). This form is good for 5 years, so keep a copy!
Form AR1000RC5 at bit.ly/2nsqzzI
The 2nd form doesn't need your PCP's signature. It's a $500 tax DEDUCTION for those with disabilities (again, see the form to determine eligibility). This one needs to be submitted yearly.
Form AR1000DC at bit.ly/2BDBdZy
Some may also qualify for this one: A credit of up to $2,400.00, per year, per child, is allowed to individuals or to families with a dependent child or children with Phenylketonuria (PKU) , Galactosemia, Organic Acidemias, and Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism for expenses incurred for the purchase of medically necessary foods and low protein modified food products. Does not require PCP signature.
Form AR1113 at bit.ly/2EnpCAI
If you’re just now finding out about these credits & deductions, you can go back & claim the past 3 yrs also. It’s very easy. You may complete these forms for EACH child you have that qualifies.
Please look at the forms at each of the links to determine your eligibility.
(originally shared from Arkansas Autism Network, links have been updated to reflect 2017 taxes)
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)