Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hearing Aid Tax Credit

With all of the pork barrel spending and meaningless legislation that goes on in Washington these days, here is a bill that actually deserves some support. The Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act would allow a $1000 tax credit every 5 years for the purchase of up to two hearing aids. Currently, the bill would only allow this credit for those 55 or older, or those buying a hearing aid for a dependent. I'd like to see this expanded to cover people like my mom, who has not yet crossed the half century mark, who has used hearing aids all her life. With her aids, she has been able to raise two children, work in county health and human services for over 25 years, attend numerous school events my sister and I have been involved in, and so much more. Please take a moment to visit the site and consider emailing your congresspeople about this legislation.

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