Your website meeting Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance (ADA) means that is accessible (or as accessible as possible) to Americans with any of a wide range of disabilities such as:
- visual impairment
- speech impairments
- hearing impairments
- screen reader users
- assistive technology (ie. text to speech) users
- and more
An inaccessible website makes it hard for people with disabilities (including but not limited to the list above) to use the website. This could leave and your business vulnerable to a lawsuit.
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IRS Tax Credit Up to $5000 May Be Available for Website Accessibility (IRS Code Section 44 – Disabled Access Credit IRS Form 8826)
To assist businesses with complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses. Complying includes increasing the business website’s accessibility. 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). If eligible, businesses can claim the credit using the Disabled Access Credit on IRS Form 8826.
Contact us at (704) 769-9522 to discuss how we can help make your website more accessible.