There are three IRS sponsored tax credits and deductions available to businesses that employ persons with disabilities or to make accessibility improvements to their buildings. Americans with disabilities are contributing members of the workforce and valuable customers to any business. These tax credits and deductions offer additional incentives for meeting ADA obligations.
Work Opportunity Credit
The Work Opportunity Credit is a tax credit through the IRS of up to 40% of the first $6,000 of first year wages of a new employee who is part of a targeted group, such as being a person with a disability.
Disabled Access Credit
The Disabled Access Credit is a non-refundable credit for small businesses that incur expenditures for the purpose of providing access to persons with disabilities.
Barrier Removal Tax Deduction
The Barrier Removal Tax Deduction is a deduction of up to $15,000 per year for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers for individuals with disabilities and elders with mobility limitations.