A SURE STEP treatment is eligible for significant tax incentives (annually)!

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 deduction 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.

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 an 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-Fall accidents account for over 300,000 disabling injuries per year in North America.

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