American Association for People with Disabilities and Allsup Team to Deliver Tax Information via AAPD Justice for All Blog

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Tax column series geared to address tax issues for people with disabilities; invites readers' tax questions.

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People often pay too much in taxes because they aren't aware of credits or deductions available to them

With tax returns due in just a few weeks, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is featuring a tax column series by Paul Gada, financial planning director for Allsup Inc., in the association's Justice for All blog, JFAActivist (http://www.jfactivist.org).

"Tax season is particularly complex this year with many questions surrounding the tax rebate. The tax column provides us with a way to help educate our members and the overall disabilities community and, through the interactive nature of our blog, provide a discussion about tax issues," according to Anne Sommers, AAPD's policy counsel and moderator of the JFAActivist blog.

The initial column focuses on the tax rebate, and upcoming articles will look at credits, deductions and other considerations specific to helping people with disabilities better understand and reduce their tax burden. Readers also are encouraged to post their questions, and common tax issues raised in the discussions will be addressed in future columns.

"People often pay too much in taxes because they aren't aware of credits or deductions available to them," said Allsup's Gada. "Yet, the savings can be considerable and should be a fundamental part of any financial planning for people with disabilities."    

About Allsup:
Allsup is the nation's premier Social Security Disability Insurance representation company. Since 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 people with disabilities receive their entitled disability benefits. Today, the company has 500 professionals focused on helping individuals and their families' nationwide gain the financial and health benefits they deserve. For more information, visit Allsup's Web site at http://www.allsup.com.

About the AAPD:
AAPD's mission is to organize the disability community to be a powerful force for change--socially, politically and economically. Toward that end, AAPD is dedicated to educating policymakers, businesses and the general public about disability issues, providing membership benefits, cultivating emerging leaders, promoting mentoring and career exploration, and conducting non-partisan voter registration and voter mobilization campaigns. AAPD helps unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and is a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency. For more information, visit AAPD's website at http://www.aapd.com or call 1-800-840-8844 V/TTY.

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