Is a handicap van a deductible medical expense?

Is a handicap van a deductible medical expense?

The cost of the purchase of the van itself is not deductible. IRS Publication 502 states that under medical expenses, you can include the difference between the cost of owning a regular car (not handicap-accessible) and owning a vehicle specifically designed to accommodate a wheelchair.

What vehicles can be adapted for wheelchairs?

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

  • Chrysler Pacifica. When it comes to accessible wheelchair vans, the VMI and BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica has room to accommodate many sizes and types of wheelchairs.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan.
  • Honda Odyssey.
  • Toyota Sienna.

How do you make a car wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair Lifts/Ramps: There are many ways that companies can convert a vehicle to make it wheelchair-accessible. The most common modifications made involve added a ramp or lift on the side or back of the vehicle. This provides easy access to the passenger or driver areas.

Are hand controls tax deductible?

Under IRS Publication 502, deductions for “the cost of special hand controls and other special equipment installed in a car for the use of a person with a disability” are allowed.

Are wheelchair ramps tax deductible?

If you modify your home to widen doorways, install a wheelchair ramp, add a handicap accessible bathroom, install a stair lift, or make other changes to accommodate your disability, you can deduct part of the cost of these improvements from your taxes.

What to consider when buying a wheelchair van?

When buying a wheelchair van, make sure to consider whether you prefer a side entry or rear entry option. Ask the company you’re considering buying from if they have any available discounts, and do research to see if your state offers any additional financing options.

Do you need handicap space in a van?

If the van has a ramp for exit and entry, a handicap space is usually needed to accommodate for the extra width needed. Side entry wheelchair vans typically have seats that can be removed.

What are the features of a BraunAbility wheelchair van?

To make boarding even easier, BraunAbility handicap vans feature an integrated “kneeling” system. An actuator lowers the rear suspension while the door opens, which reduces the slope of the auto ramp.

Is there a sliding door on a wheelchair van?

The wheelchair van’s sliding door opens reliably at the touch of a button. This feature can be activated with the standard keychain remote, or with one of the interior control switches. To make boarding even easier, BraunAbility handicap vans feature an integrated “kneeling” system.

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