Special Needs Tax Credit

Dozens of parents attended a forum at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point on Nov. 17, 2011 to learn more about the new Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities law. The measure allows parents of children with disabilities to claim a tax credit of up to $6,000 per year for educational expenses that include private school tuition.

Special needs tax credits and scholarships provide relief to families with children whose unique needs are unable to be met in a public school. Parents of children with special needs can use these scholarships to choose a public or private school able to address their child’s disability.

On June 1, 2011, the Tax Credit for Children with Disabilities, North Carolina’s first K-12 measure with private education as an option, became law. It allows parents to claim a $6,000 tax credit per year for expenses that include private school tuition and therapy. Click here to learn more about how this law works then click here to read questions and answers asked by parents during a PEFNC forum on this law.

A growing number of states have begun to provide scholarship programs to families of children with special needs to choose the public or private school that best meets their children’s special needs.

View a complete report of these programs (PDF).

Have questions about the Special Needs Tax Credit? Get answers here.


Click on the video above to watch UNC-TV’s look at special needs education in North Carolina.

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