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Section: General News - Senator Manny Villar has filed Senate Bill 2624 seeking to reduce the tax being paid by parents and guardians of children with special needs.
This bill seeks to ease the financial burden on families who have children with special needs. Parents and legal guardians will be allowed a tax deduction to help deal with the expensive therapy, education and treatment of the child, Villar said on Wednesday.
Villar noted that children with disabilities have personal challenges far in excess of those considered regular and healthy children.
Parents need to pay for specialized services such as occupational, physical and speech therapies to …