Date:March 2, 2010
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Events this Week to Offer Tax Help to Those with Disabilities

BATON ROUGE – A presentation on making a real economic impact for people with disabilities as well as a free tax preparation day for those with disabilities and their families will be held this week.

On Friday, the Real Economic Impact (REI) Tour comes to Baton Rouge as part of a 100-city tour by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the National Disability Institute. The meeting will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Louisiana Workforce Commission, 1001 North 23rd St., Baton Rouge.

Featured speakers are Michael R. Roush, national project director with the National Disability Institute in Washington, D.C.; Richard Keeling, IRS senior tax analyst – national partnerships; and Kisha Thomas, state lead/project coordinator for the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Those planning to attend the meeting are asked to contact Georgette Wallace, 225-342-2936,, to RSVP.

The mission of the REI Tour is to provide workers with disabilities access to free tax preparation assistance and other asset-building strategies to increase their economic and social well being.

On Saturday, a free tax preparation day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Arc Baton Rouge Children’s Services Center, 3940 Prescott Road, Baton Rouge. The IRS will have tax preparers on hand providing free services. The target population for this event is people with disabilities and their families; however everyone is welcomed to attend.

The event is sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Disability Program Navigator Initiative, the IRS, the National Disability Institute’s REI, and The ARC.

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