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F Use tax incentive policies to encourage businesses to increase disability inclusion. States have implemented a number of strategies to this end, including iterations of employment tax credits for firms hiring individuals with disabilities.

EXAMPLES IN ACTION State

Employee Eligibility

Employer Income Tax Credit

Maryland

• Veteran status

Modified: HB 473

• Has disability according to ADA definition

Up to $2,700/year for two years for wages per qualifying employee Additional $900/year for: • Transportation • Child care costs

New York

• Receiving vocational rehabilitation services (with a written plan) from the state

Up to $2,100/person for the second year of employment (35 percent of first $6,000 wages)

• Or those who qualify for a (first year) federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Tennessee

• Persons with disabilities who are receiving state services directly related to their disability

One-time amounts of $2,000 (part-time) or $5,000 (full-time)

Iowa

• Persons with disabilities

65 percent of wages paid in the first 12 months, up to $20,000 per employee

Louisiana

• People with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Up to 50 percent of gross wages during first four months of employment; subsequently, 30 percent of gross wages for following months

• Pilot program included 50 youth and 50 veterans

National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities

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Profile for The Council of State Governments

SEED Report  

As states strive to promote workforce inclusion, people with disabilities—including veterans with service connected disabilities—are a key p...

SEED Report  

As states strive to promote workforce inclusion, people with disabilities—including veterans with service connected disabilities—are a key p...