Several sources of financial assistance are available to help businesses make reasonable accommodations and comply with ADA requirements.
Tax credit for small business
In 1990 Congress established a special tax credit to help smaller employers make accommodations required by the ADA. An eligible small business may take a tax credit for one-half the cost of “eligible access expenditures” of more than $250 but less than $10,250 for the taxable year. An eligible small business is one with gross receipts of $1 million or less for the taxable year, or if that criterion does not apply, one with 30 or fewer full-time employees. Access expenditures that qualify for the tax credit include:
- Removing architectural, communication, physical or transportation barriers to make the business accessible to people with disabilities.
- Providing qualified interpreters or other methods to facilitate communication for people with hearing di...(register to read more)