In addition to the legal requirements, there are also financial incentives for businesses to make their websites ADA compliant. The IRS offers a tax credit for businesses that incur expenses to make their websites accessible. The tax credit is worth up to 50% of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000.
To be eligible for the tax credit, the business must have gross receipts of $1 million or less or fewer than 30 full-time employees in the preceding tax year. The eligible expenses include the costs of:
Making changes to the website's design or code to make it accessible
Purchasing or developing accessible software or tools
Hiring an accessibility consultant
Training employees on accessibility
The tax credit can be claimed on IRS Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit. The ADA tax credit is a great way for businesses to offset the costs of making their websites accessible. The tax credit can also help businesses improve their brand reputation and attract new customers.
ADA.gov Guidance on Web Accessibility: https://www.ada.gov/resources/web-guidance/
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