IRS Tax Credit & Deductions
A Disabled Access Tax credit of up to $5,000 is available for small businesses that incur expenses related to providing access to individuals with disabilities. A tax deduction of up to $15,000 a year is also available to businesses of any size for qualified accessibility expenses that would normally be capitalized.
Certified Access Specialists (CASp)
Are authorized by Senate Bill 1608 and the Division of State Architect to inspect buildings and facilities for accessibility compliance and provide certification that projects comply with federal and state accessibility requirements.
CASp Inspection Certificate
Senate Bill 1608 requires Certified Access Specialists to provide the building owner or tenant with a numbered Disability Access Inspection Certificate indicating that the site has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist.
Important access compliance forms in California include “Notice to Private Property Owner/Tenant“, which describes important protections available to CASp inspected properties, including the option to request a “Stay” of proceedings and an “Early Evaluation Conference” to resolve any access compliance issues.