July 27, 2012

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. 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). The tax credit can be used to offset the cos...

July 26, 2012

Today is a special day.  This month marks my tenth year in a law practice that is primarily dedicated to representing clients with disabilities.  Today also marks the 22nd anniversary of the ADA.  Earlier today, President Obama proclaimed the following in honor of the 22nd anniversary of the ADA:

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Since our earliest days, America has measured its progress not only by the growth of our borders and the bread...

July 26, 2012

The business community has long been seeking to require that they be given some notice before their failure to comply with federal accessibility law results in accountability.  The first such attempt was the “ADA Notification Act.” See H.R. 3590, 106th Cong., 2d Sess. (2000); S. 3122, 106th Cong., 2d Sess. (2000); H.R. 914, 107th Cong., 1st Sess. (2001); S. 782, 107th Cong., 1st Sess. (2001); H.R. 728, 108th Cong., 1st Sess. (2003).  Thankfully, it never got anywhere.

However, the att...

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