An anti-slip treatment is eligible for significant tax credit and incentives

IRS Incentive in complying with A.D.A. requirements:

To assist businesses with complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small business 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 cost of undertaking barrier removal and alterations to improve accessibility; providing accessible formats such as Braille, large print and audio tape; making available a sign language interpreter or a reader for customers or employees, and for purchasing certain adaptive equipment. The tax eduction is available to all businesses with a maximum deduction of $15,000 per year. The tax deduction can be claimed for expenses incurred in barrier removal and alterations.


Tax Credit Form 8826   


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Last year there were 822 occupational deaths due to falls,” says Don Ostrander, CSP, director of consulting services occupational therapy and health at the National Safety Council in Itasca.slip-fall is the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants, and Office Buildings; 70% happen on flat level surfaces.

The total expense resulting from slip-fall injuries alone is a $100 million per day problem according to reports, 50 percent of facility accidents can actually be attributed to the type of flooring used.

“The average cost from slip and falls is $22,800 per accident.
“The average workers compensation claim is $19,000.

”These numbers often account for medical costs alone, a hefty fine for anThe could – I.  They products especially.

accident that could have been prevented. If an employee has an accident, managers must also factor in potential replacement workers, the salary of the unemployed staff member, restricted duty for that person, etc.

The annual direct cost of disabling occupational injuries, due to slips, trips and falls is estimated to exceed $11 billion


Over 540,000 Slip-Fall injuries, requiring hospital care, occur in North America each year.

Slip-Falls account for over 300,000 disabling injuries per year in North America.

  • The average Restaurant has 3-9 slip and fall accidents each year.

  • Slips & falls are the #1 Cause of Accidents with approximately 25,000 people daily going to hospitals from injuries. Approximately 55 people daily die from slip and fall injuries which makes it the #2 cause of accidental deaths.

  • Companies in USA spend $30 billion yearly on slip and fall injuries. That’s $3.5 Million per hour, every hour every day!

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics has documented that 40-50% of all work place accidents are slip and fall accidents and that 75% of all man-days lost are due to slip and fall accidents.

  • 65% of all lost workdays are due to slip and fall accidents. This results in 95 million lost workdays per year.

  • For every $1.00 spent on Floor Care, Supermarkets spend $3.00 for Slip & Fall claims.

  • During the 1960′s, juries awarded verdicts of $1 million at a rate of 3 per year. By 1981 there were 235 per year and by 1985 there were 600 per year. 1988 brought over one thousand $1 Million-dollar plus verdicts and the trend has been increasing.

  • Average cost of an employee slip and fall is $20,000.

  • Slips and Falls kill more workers than all other combined forms of workplace accidents.

  • The average cost to defend a Slip & Fall lawsuit is $50,000.

  • The grocery store industry spends $450 Million annually to defend Slip and Fall claims.

  • Among seniors, slips and falls are #1 cause of accidental deaths. Every 18 seconds a senior citizen is admitted to hospital from a slip and fall injury.

  • Most major companies alocate $50,000 anytime there is a slip and fall on their premises so as to deal with the issue.

  • One in three serious bone breaks for seniors result in death within one year of the accident.

  • Compensation and Medical cost from employee Slips & Falls total approximately $70 Billion yearly.

Tax Deduction:
Businesses of all sizes may take advantage of this tax deduction. Under Internal Revenue Code, Section 190, businesses can take a business expense deduction of up to $15,000 per year for costs of removing barriers in facilities or vehicles.

Tax Incentives in Combination:
These two incentives can be used together by eligible businesses if the expenditures qualify under both Sections 44 and 190. If a small business’ expenses exceed $10,250 for the maximum $5,000 tax credit, then the deduction equals the difference between the total spent and the amount of the credit claimed.

Did You Know?

Many businesses are eligible for a tax incentive and credit for making their business safer

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