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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Restructured Tax Code Would Unduly Burden People with Disabilities

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2017-12-13/09f69b23-4407-4aeb-aec5-979677f8c03f.pngIn its current form, the tax bill would have some negative implications for those with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. The version of the tax bill passed by the House eliminates a widely used deduction utilized by millions, including thousands with severe spinal injuries. Under the plan, many currently deductible expenses will disappear. This includes costs like purchasing a wheelchair, physical therapy, and prosthetics. In addition, the bill gets rid of tax credits offered to small businesses for making their establishments more accessible to the disabled.

See Peter Wilderotter, Restructured Tax Code Would Unduly Burden People with Disabilities, The Hill, November 24, 2017.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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