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Important info regarding ADA Compliance

In 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into law. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas open to the general public, including jobs, schools, transportation and public and private places.

  

The Section 44: Disabled Access Credit for small businesses tax credit is available to businesses that spend between $250 and $10,250 to accommodate to comply with the ADA.

 

What the tax credit covers 

 

If you have spent money to equip your clinic or business with ADA-compliant items, you could be eligible to receive a tax credit. What does this credit cover? You can use the Section 44: Disabled Access Credit to offset the cost of:

 

  • Equipment used in your practice, facility or clinic
  • Removing barriers and in and around your building to improve accessibility
  • Providing accessible communication formats such as Braille, large print and audio tapes for the visual and hearing impaired
  • Offering a sign-language interpreter or reader for customers or employees

 

 

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Is your practice eligible?

 

“The tax credit is available to businesses that have total revenues of $1,000,000 or less in the previous tax year or 30 or fewer full-time employees. This credit can cover 50% of the eligible access expenditures in a year up to $10,250 (maximum credit of $5000). The tax credit can be used to offset the cost of undertaking barrier removal and alterations to improve accessibility; providing accessible formats such as Braille, large print and audio tape; making available a sign language interpreter or a reader for customers or employees, and for purchasing certain adaptive equipment.” 2