Two tax incentives are available for businesses to help cover the cost of making access improvements. The first is a tax credit that can be used for architectural adaptations, equipment acquisitions and services such as sign language interpreters. The second is a tax deduction that can be used for architectural or transportation adaptations.
(Note: A tax credit is subtracted from your tax liability after you calculate your taxes, while a tax deduction is subtracted from your total income before taxes, to establish your taxable income.)
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) coordinates the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC). This program provides employers financial incentives when hiring workers from targeted groups of job seekers by reducing an employer’s federal income tax liability.