If your website complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it indicates that it is accessible to Americans with a variety of disabilities, including:
- speech, visual and hearing impairments
- screen reader users
- assistive technology (ie. text to speech) users
- and more
People with disabilities (such as those with impairments listed above, but not limited to them) may find it challenging to utilize a website that is inaccessible. This can make your company open to legal action.
BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR TAX PROFESSIONAL AS WE ARE NOT ACCOUNTANTS
Website Accessibility: IRS Tax Credit Up to $5000 Possibly Available (Disabled Access Credit IRS Form 8826 – IRS Code Section 44)
Section 44 of the IRS Code permits a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code permits a tax deduction for all businesses to help firms comply with the ADA. Increasing accessibility on the company website is part of complying. Businesses that had total revenues of $1,000,000 or less in the preceding tax year, or 30 or fewer full-time employees, are eligible for the tax credit. This credit may be used to pay up to $5,000 (or 50% of the annual maximum of $10,250) of qualified access expenses. Businesses can apply for the credit by using the Disabled Access Credit on IRS Form 8826, if they are eligible.
Contact us at (704) 380-9599 for more information on how your website can be more accessible to those with disabilities.