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Employer Tax Incentives

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Employers that promote an inclusive workforce by hiring people with disabilities may be eligible for tax credits and deductions.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides employers incentives to hire qualified individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment including people with disabilities. Employers who hire individuals with disabilities served by vocational rehabilitation may apply for up to $2400 per employee hired.

The Disabled Access Credit provides a non-refundable credit of up to $5,000 for small businesses (less than $1 million in earnings and no more than 30 employees) that incur expenditures for the purpose of providing access to persons with disabilities.

Examples include:

  • Providing sign language interpreters
  • Accessible materials
  • Accessible devices or equipment

The Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction encourages businesses of any size to remove architectural and transportation barriers to the mobility of persons with disabilities and the elderly. Businesses may claim a deduction of up to $15,000 a year for qualified expenses.

Examples include:

  • Widening doors
  • Building ramps
  • Modifying vehicles

To learn more about these incentives, determine whether your business is eligible, and learn how to apply, visit U.S. Department of Labor's Tax Incentives for Employers or the Internal Revenue Service's Tax Benefits for Businesses Who Have Employees with Disabilities.

A fact sheet on Tax Incentives is also available.

For more information, please contact our Hiring Ability Hotline at (866) 895-0058.