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April 16, 2008


The Economic Stimulus Payments must be filed by December 1, 2008. To receive it, you must file a 2007 tax return by December 1st, not by the tax deadline on April 15!

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Not required to file a return?
You could be leaving your money behind!

Many people with disabilities are eligible to receive money back from the government, including the Economic Stimulus Payment, even if they have no filing requirement.

In order to receive money back, and in order to receive the new Economic Stimulus Payment (if eligible), you MUST file a tax return.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers FREE income tax preparation to families that earn less than $40,000 a year!!

For free tax preparation, visit a VITA site location near you - but hurry, as most VITA sites close by April 16!

For more information, and to find out what you need to bring to a VITA site, visit Houston Asset Building Coalition at and AARP Tax-Aide at or call 2-1-1.

This information is brought to you by the Real Economic Impact Tour, an initiative between the National Disability Institute, the Internal Revenue Service, the City of Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, and other cities across the nation that are working together to educate people with disabilities about tax issues.