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General Information

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Tax Incentives

As part of the President's New Freedom Initiative, the Department of Justice is providing information to small businesses about the ADA and tax benefits to help them comply with the law.

The ADA Tax Incentives Packet contains information about the disabled access credit that is available for small businesses and the tax deduction that is available for businesses of any size to help offset some of the costs of improving accessibility for customers or employees with disabilities. It also includes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form and instructions for claiming the disabled access credit, a list of ADA publications available free from the Department of Justice, and a list of telephone numbers and Internet sites to which you can turn for answers to your ADA questions.

Service Animals

Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets. Service Animals are addressed in California law under Civil Code Section 54.1(6) through 54.1(7)(b).

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