Custom NOR-CAL Vans
With 30 years of experience in the Mobility industry, NOR-CAL Vans offers innovative Ford commercial shutters and wheelchair accessible vans.
As a certified Ford QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifier) and Ford Pool Account, Nor-Cal Vans tests all conversion to meet FMVSS and undergoes
annual inspection from Ford to ensure the safety and high quality of our vehicles.
ADA Quick Tips-Tax Incentives
More than fifty million Americans with disabilities make up a huge, nearly untapped market for businesses of all types and seizes. To help businesses welcome customers with disabilities, the IRS offers two tax incentives to remove access barriers. Unfortunately, many business owners and employers are unaware that these incentives exist. Make sure your business takes advantage of these valuable incentives!
- A Tax Credit for small businesses who provide accessible transportation services or take other steps to improve accessibility for customers with disabilities
- A tax credit lowers your tax bill dollar for dollar
- A Tax Deduction for businesses of all sized that remove access barriers in their vehicles or facilities
- A deduction is a reduction in taxable income
A business that annually incurs eligible expenses to bring itself into compliance with ADA may use these tax incentives every year. The incentives may be applied to a Varity of expenditures. All barrier removal must comply with applicable Federal accessibility standards.
Small businesses with 30 or fewer employees or total revenues of $1 million or less can use the Disabled Access Tax Credit (IRS Code, Section 44; IRD Form 8826). Eligible small businesses that make their vehicles accessible may take a tax credit of up to $5,000 (half of eligible expenses up to $10,250, with no credit for the first $250) to offset their costs for access. A tax credit lowers your tax bill dollar for dollar.
Businesses of all sizes may take advantage of this tax deduction. Under Internal Revenue Code, section 190 (IRS Publication: 535, Chapter 7), all business can take a tax deduction of up to $15,000 per year for cost to make their vehicles accessible. A tax deduction is a reduction in taxable income.
Tax Incentives in Combination
These two incentives (tax credit and tax deductions) can be used together by eligible businesses if the expenditures qualify under both IRS Section 44 and 190. If a small business’ expenses exceed $10,250 for the maximum $5,000 tax credit (dollar for dollar), then the tax deduction equals the difference between the total spent and the amount of the tax credit claimed.
- California Sales Tax does not apply to the cost of the accessible modifications made to vehicles.
- If a credit exceeds the amount of taxes owned, businesses may carry forward the unused portion of the credit to the next year.
For More Information
- ADA National Network: Free Technical Assistance: (800) 949-4232 V/TTY. www.adata.org
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Questions: (800) 829-1040 V; (800) 829-4059 TTY
- Publications and forms: (800) 829-3676 V; (800) 829-4059 TTY. www.irs.ustreas.gov/formspubs
- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Disability Rights Sections: Question: (800) 514-0301 V: (800) 514-0383 TTY. www.ada.gov
This document is not intended to provide legal tax advice. Please consult the IRS or your tax advisor.
h3>Customize Your Vehicle
Nor-Cal Vans offers a variety of options to make your vehicle serve your needs.
Make your ford Transit ADA- Compliant
- Rear and side entry wheelchair lifts
- Compliance tested wheelchair securement and seating
- Electric sliding door
- Mobility up fits available with standard Transit sliding door
The Executive Bus is built on an American-made Ford Transit that is more economical to purchase and maintain compared to its imported alternative.
- Plush executive seats with USB ports in each row
- Enhanced Knee and leg room
- Upgraded flooring package with grab bars and lighting package at entry steps
- Factory Ford raised roof superior to fiberglass cut-away bodies