Tax Tips & Funding

Mobility Vehicle Tax Tips & Funding Options

  • A doctor’s prescription may exempt your purchase from sales tax and qualify for medical expenses on your taxes. Consult with your accountant for details.
  • If you operate a business that makes its vehicles accessible, income tax credits may be available. Contact Us to see if you qualify.
  • Veterans Administration (VA) programs that may cover all or part of your expenses may also be available, depending on your medical condition.
  • Your insurance company or workers’ compensation policies may provide coverage for mobility products.
  • Contact state offices, such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Alta California regional centers or the Division of Developmental Services to determine eligibility for additional funding.

Mobility Vehicle Tax Tips & Funding Options

Because wheelchair accessible full-size vans and minivans usually require extensive (and expensive) modifications, prices can seem out of reach for many people with disabilities and their caregivers. Modifications may include lowering the original manufacturer’s floor and frame, altering doors to accommodate ramps or lifts, and installing custom driving controls for those who drive themselves. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Destinations Mobility is able to offer a wide range of new and used wheelchair vehicles at the lowest possible price. Visit our online inventory to compare vehicles with features and prices ranging anywhere from around $10,000 to upwards of $70,000. Fortunately, there are also many handicap van financing resources available to Californians with disabilities. Browse the resources below for funding assistance and feel free to contact us with any questions.

California Department of Developmental Services – Regional Center Network

Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.

Sacramento ALTA Regional Center

  • Address: 2241 Harvard Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815
  • Phone: (916) 978-6400

California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 944222, Sacramento, CA 94244-2220
  • Address: 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Phone: 916-324-1313
  • Toll-free: 800-952-5544
  • Toll-free TTY: (916) 558-5807

Assistive Technology Network

AT Network strives to expand the accessibility of tools, resources, and technologies that promote independence and productivity for Californians with disabilities.

  • Toll-free: 800-390-2699
  • Toll-free TTY: 800-900-0706

California Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The California VA helps veterans and their families receive the federal and state benefits that they are entitled to. This may include assistance with handicap van and adaptive technologies access.

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 942895, Sacramento, CA 94295
  • Address: 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Toll-free: 800-952-5626
  • Toll-free: 800-324-5966 (TDD)
  • Toll-free: 800-221-8998 (Outside California)

Paralyzed Veterans of America – Sacramento

Whether it’s a Paralyzed Veterans of America national service officer who helps a veteran secure benefits that have been denied or the Paralyzed Veterans’ vocational rehabilitation counselor who helps a veteran get back to work, everyone throughout the organization is on a mission to help veterans.

  • Address: 10365 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA 95827
  • Phone: 916-364-6791

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)

The SCDD ensures that Californians with developmental disabilities and their families receive support and services.

  • Address: 1507 21st Street, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95811
  • Phone: 916-322-8481
  • Toll-free: 866-802-0514
  • TTY: 916-324-8420
  • Fax: 916-443-4957

California Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The SILC represents people with disabilities throughout California. It helps determine the allocation of funding for independent living.

  • Address: 1600 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Phone: 916-445-0142
  • Toll-free: 866-866-7452
  • TTY (toll-free): 866-745-2889
  • Fax: 916-445-5973