Anyone know of tax credits for PA in the states?

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 3:28pm
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Joined: 03/26/2001 - 09:00

Anyone here know about any tax credits for us here in the united states? I tried to do Social Security Disability and was denied, I will try it again, but just didnt have the time to devote when I first applied. I will also see if Synthia wants to apply for her daughter since we are in the same county.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 1:01am
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Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

I looked into this in California a couple of years ago. They told me not only dd my child have to have a disability (we never got as far as whether the food allergies would qualify), but our income had to be under some really low amount and we had to have almost no money in savings. I wonder if I was misinformed.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 5:30am
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Joined: 03/26/2001 - 09:00

I know it does go by your income, we have 4 kids and earn around $45,000 a year, and still meet the income levels. We were going by it as a hidden disability, since that does work on most cases. Will keep you up to date on this mess.

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 7:01am
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momof4, do you know anyone that is a financial tax counsultant? The reason I'm asking is that the information the started my thread re Canadians being able to claim the credit was sent to my friend by his tax advisor - would that be someone like a financial advisor or even someone that works with your investments should you have any?
In Canada, my understanding of the credit we have here is that it is a non-refundable tax credit. This means that you have to have income and it doesn't matter how high. The disability tax credit that we would be applying for is simply used to lower your taxable income. It's not an actual amount of money that you would get.
That's why I'm not clear if I qualify for applying for the credit this year or not because we're currently living on a student loan and I haven't done income tax with a student loan involved in over twenty years. So, I have to figure that out. If we don't have taxable income per se, then we can't apply for the disability tax credit because it's non-refundable and only used to reduce taxable income.
I would like to think that if Canada has something like this, surely the U.S. does as well. However, I think, as with the case of the Canadian thread I started, I think the information is not really "out there" and that you really have to dig deep to find what it is you need to apply and qualify. Do you know what I mean? They're not broadcasting that you're eligible. If it hadn't been for my friend receiving information from his tax advisor, I would never have known that it is even a possibility for us, as Canadians, to apply for a tax credit.
momof4, I also know what you mean about needing the energy and time to follow-through on something that has been denied by a government agency. I have applied for something similar in the Province of Ontario and was denied, but since I have changed jurisdictions, when I get some energy about me, I'm going to re-apply for this again. Re-apply when you feel the time is right for you. I actually like doing test cases like this, similar to when I applied for Gerber life insurance to see if Jesse would be eligible or not.
There is also a thread under Take Action re Assistance for Low-Income Families re PA. I'm not sure if it might have any information in there that might be of help to you.
Please let us know how it goes.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/01/2003 - 11:43am
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Joined: 03/28/2000 - 09:00

After reading Cindy's post about Canadian's tax credit when she first posted, I e-mailed the IRS asking if anything similiar existed for Americans. I quickly got a response saying NO. I figured that would be too good to be true. Please post if you discover other information.

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2006 - 12:07am
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Simply re-raising. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

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