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WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit)

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Pictured: Staci McElyea, Data Receptionist

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is available to employers to encourage companies to hire employees that belong to one of several “target groups”. Potential certification amounts are for each qualified employee depending upon hours worked and wages earned.

How Does it Work?


  • New hires complete forms electronically
  • Employer collects certifications
  • Potential credit: $2,400 - $9,600 (per employee)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is Based on 3 Factors:


  • The category of workers hired
  • The wages paid to those workers in their first work year
  • The hours they work

Up to $9,600

Disabled/ Unemployed Veterans



Up to $2,400

Ex-Felons



Up to $9,600

Food Stamps (SNAP) Recipients



Up to $9,600

Long-Term Family Assistance Recipients




Up to $2,400

Unemployment Benefits Recipient



Up to $2,400

Vocational Rehab Agency Referral



Up to $2,400

Designated Community Residents



Up to $2,400

Supplemental Security Income Recipient


Want to talk to one of our HR Pros to move forward with the WOTC?  Click the link below and fill out the form!

WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) Form
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