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What is WOTC

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)


If your business hires employees — any employees — there's a good chance you're eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

WOTC rewards employers for hiring members of specific targeted groups deemed by Congress to have barriers to employment. The program offers a dollar-for-dollar credit calculated as a percentage of qualified employees’ wages. This usually ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, with most qualified employees generating up to $2,400 in tax credits.

Targeted hiring groups include:

  • Military veterans
  • Long-term unemployed —(NEW in 2016)
  • Disabled individuals
  • Food stamp (SNAP) recipients
  • Other public assistance participants
  • And more

Participating in WOTC requires a complex workflow of paper filings and electronic submissions, sophisticated understanding of state agencies, and knowledge of each program’s rules and restrictions, all of which have discrete procedures and processes. From identifying eligible employees to completing paperwork and managing the certification process, businesses have just 28 days from hire to submit the requisite forms in order to receive the credit.

Our unique approach makes WOTC effortless, cutting through the hassle of screening, filing and reporting to manage the entire process for you.

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