VITA Programs & the Affordable Care Act
The Center for Budget & Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently created Health Reform: Beyond the Basics
, a website designed to prepare advocates and state and local officials to help consumers access ACA's new health coverage opportunity. The site features a section on VITA Programs & the Affordable Care Act
to equip VITA sites with tools and resources to help taxpayer's enroll and avoid a penalty on next year's tax return.
The Business Case for Workplace Flexibility
Workplace flexibility can strategically meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and businesses, including when, where, and how work is done and mutually ensure that the needs of both are met by making changes to the time, location, and manner in which an employee works. By utilizing effective tools and resources, workforce professionals can provide valuable services to employees and employers through workplace flexibility strategies. Learn more by viewing The Business Case for Workplace Flexibility
, presented by NDI's LEAD Center at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Annual Training.
Taxes and Tax Preparation
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National Disability Institute is proud to join its national partners Goodwill Industries International and United Way to bring free tax preparation and filing assistance both online and in person to millions of Americans through MyFreeTaxes. Sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, MyFreeTaxes.com is the only online platform taxpayers earning $58,000 or less can use to file both federal and state taxes for free in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Help spread the word about this completely free, money-saving service for eligible taxpayers by sharing this flyer
with your friends, family, colleagues and clients and via social media or encouraging them to visit MyFreeTaxes.com
10 Questions to Ask When Selecting an Online Money Management Tool
What is Asset Development? Earn It -> Claim It -> Keep It!
Asset development is vital for everyone to improve their economic self-sufficiency, including individuals with disabilities. Asset development can range from buying a home, investing in a business, learning a new skill, to simply saving money for emergencies. As you develop assets, you and your family will become more financially stable. Social Security Work Incentives, Individual Development Accounts (IDA), and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are a few of the programs available to assist with asset development. Download our Asset Development Effective Strategy Handout
Climb the Economic Ladder: New Section 503 Rule
On March 27th, new final rules for Section 503 issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) go into effect. Section 503 prohibits employment discrimination against individuals based on disability by federal contractors and subcontractors. The new rule for the first time establishes a 7 percent utilization goal for federal contractors in the hiring and retention of workers with disabilities. Although not a quota or a ceiling, the Section 503 final rule sets out new affirmative obligations on federal contractors to recruit, hire and promote qualified individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the final Section 503 rule, visit www.dol.gov/ofccp/503rule
. To learn more about National Disability Institute and its partnership with Our Ability to help connect jobseekers with disabilities and federal contractors, read our blog post
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