ADA Tax Incentive for Small Businesses
Get Up to $5,000 in Tax Credits to make your website accessible.
If you own a business, you may have made adjustments to be ADA compliant in the past. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. While modifications were once limited to ramps and accessible bathroom facilities, the ADA now covers accessibility on websites.
While this may require major revisions to your existing platforms, there is good news: federal tax code allows for a tax credit for up to $5,000 for small businesses.
If you’re a firm earning less than $1 million per year in revenues or have fewer than 30 full-time employees, you may be eligible for a tax credit for restructuring your premises, purchasing equipment, and website improvements.
This credit is offered through IRS Code Section 44. Businesses can claim using the Disabled Access Credit Form, which can be used to purchase our plugin to apply website accessibility on your website.
In 1998, the U.S. Congress expanded this provision of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require any business that works with the federal government or receives funds from the federal government to make their electronic and information technology accessible to individuals with disabilities. Now, businesses are taking measures to ensure that they aren’t in violation, putting their funding or contracts at risk.
This means that businesses are eligible for a 50 percent credit for expenditures over $250, not to exceed $10,250 (or $5,000) in total. The amount can be subtracted from your tax liability. As with all matters concerning federal income taxes, you should consult with your accountant.