2005 Asset Accumulation & Tax Policy Audio Conferences

We are delighted to have another series on asset building strategies for individuals and families with disablities to offer you in the coming months. On March 16, 2005, a panel of experts on the tax code for persons with disabilities will present and on April 20, 2005, a panel will present valuable information on financial education for persons with disabilities. This panel will highlight the FDIC's Money Smart Program as well as an unique literacy program designed for persons with cognitive impairments.

Please sign-up and send in your registration for these two important events. We are grateful to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for their generous offer of space and services that makes these two conferences possible.

The Tax Facts Campaign-

Tax Facts is a three-year multi-faceted national campaign that will empower communities working with persons with disabilities to participate and expand their knowledge and utilization of favorable tax benefits and financial education services. Tax Facts will direct needed public attention to the advancement of economic freedom and full community participation of persons with disabilities. The campaign has three parts that includes material development, training, and technical assistance activities.

The purpose of the Tax Facts campaign is to build knowledge and utilization of favorable tax provisions and financial education for individuals with disabilities, their families and employers to empower and advance self-directed economic security.

Tax Facts Collaborators-

The Office on Disability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Internal Revenue Service; the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center, University of Iowa College of Law; NCB Development Corporation/National Disability Institute; National Cooperative Bank; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; National Cooperative Bank; and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The Kaiser Foundation (www.kff.org) generously provided the studios and webcasting services.


April 2005 Registration form (.doc)

April 2005 Audio Conference invitation (.doc)

Tax and Financial Education Campaign Fact Sheet (.doc)

March 16, 2005 (12:00 - 2:00PM EST)
The U.S. Tax System: Opportunities and Challenges for Persons with Disabilities, their Families and their Employers.

April 20, 2005 - Financial Education for Persons with Disabilities: The Money Smart Program, the FDIC

November 19th-
The Earned Income Tax Credit

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December 9th-
Volunteer Tax Assistance Site Meeting Accessibility Challenges

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