In case you’re wondering about the low post rate lately, we’ve all been varying degrees of sick and drowning in work, and I’ve been plowing through this endless sea of tax crap. On top of having medical expenses out of our ears, I’m also self-employed and have various income (albeit, not much) and expenses from various projects I work on.
I thought our taxes were complicated before the J-Man was diagnosed with autism. Because we’ve invested a lot of time and money not only in therapies and medical things but also in constructing a home classroom, buying therapy supplies for use at home, and a giant stack of books to go along with all that, it seems like some of that ought to be deductible. Who knows, though. I’ve spent half my week logging receipts and invoices and whatnot (yeah – I know I should be doing this during the year) and the rest of the time trying to figure out what to do about all things autism-related that we’ve paid a LOT for.
Someone sent me the following link as a place to get some ideas. It’s not comprehensive, but it’s a good place to start. If any of you all have found any other tax resources geared toward parents of children with disabilities, let us know. It’s that time of year where we need to figure this mess out. It already looks like we’re getting a healthy refund (yay!), but the more of that we can get, the better.
Article – “Year 2008 Tax Benefits for Parents of Children With LD” at GreatSchools.net.
If you know of more, post them in the comments. Thanks!