For Businesses

If you'd like to speak with one of GVRA's employment specialists about hiring individuals, call 888.204.5719 or email [email protected].

Studies have shown that hiring those individuals is good for business. Why? There's many reasons--including multiple tax breaks, which are outlined below--but here are a few.

Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, higher revenues and increased profits, producing on the whole a great return on investment.

Customers with disabilities and their families, friends and associates represent a trillion dollar market segment. They, like other market segments, purchase products and services from companies that best meet their needs. A large number of Americans also say they prefer to patronize businesses that hire people with disabilities.

Innovation is key to your business’ success. Employees with disabilities bring unique experiences and understanding that transform a workplace and enhance products and services. As part of your team, employees with disabilities help build your business and can lead your company into the future.

The following information relates to tax breaks that are available to organizations hiring individuals with disabilities:

Tax Incentives for Improving Accessibility - Access a fact sheet of information on the Disabled Access Tax Credit and the Architectural/Transportation Barrier Removal Tax Deduction. (PDF)

Georgia Tax Credits - Access specific information on programs and partners, including publications, about Georgia incentives for job growth and creation.

Disabled Access Credit IRS Form 8826 - View or print the IRS form used by eligible small businesses to claim this tax credit. Instructions are also included. (PDF)

IRS Business Tax Credits - View a list of federal tax credits available to businesses and access the forms necessary to figure each credit.

IRS Form 5884 - Access the form businesses use to claim the work opportunity credit for qualified first year wages paid or incurred for targeted-group employees during the tax year. (PDF)

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Contact the GDOL WOTC Unit for Georgia:
(404) 232-3699 (main)
(404) 232-3684 (fax)
[email protected]
Mail to: Georgia Department of Labor
WOTC Unit, Suite 400
148 Andrew Young International Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30303

Subminimum Wage - Section 511 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and subminimum wage (NOTE: This link is currently under construction)

In addition to building your workforce with quality individuals, GVRA offers services to businesses free of charge, including ADA evaluations of your workplace. Simply contact an Employment Specialist through the two methods above.