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Federal Tax Exempt Program

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
(WOTC)
 

 

1)         TWO INCENTIVES FOR HIRING TARGETED WORKERS;

            A)        MAY QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL TAX CREDITS UP TO $9,000.00.

            B)        STATE TAX REFUND UP TO $2,000.00 PER EMPLOYEE.

 

2)         NINE TARGETED GROUPS - ONE OF WHICH IS QUALIFIED EX-OFFENDERS DEFINED AS;

An ex-felon who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law, and is hired not more than 1 year after the conviction or release from prison for that felony.

3)         DOCUMENTATION NEEDED-PROOF OF FELONY CONVICTION AND/OR FELONY RELEASE DATES. THESE DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RECORDS, COURT RECORDS, ETC.

 

4)         TO APPLY FOR WOTC EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLETE:

            - IRS FORM 8850 WITH ORIGINAL SIGNATURES FROM:

                        - APPLICANT/EMPLOYEE AND

                        - EMPLOYER

            - ETA FORM 9061 INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS (ICF).

            - DOCUMENTS ATTACHED TO DEMONSTRATE ELIGIBILITY

        OR

            - ETA FORM 9062 CONDITIONAL CERTIFICATION FROM TWC OR AN AUTHORIZED PARTICIPATING AGENCY.

NOTE: THE 8850 MUST BE POSTMARKED WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE APPLICANT’S START DATE.

5)         TO APPLY FOR STATE TAX REFUND EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLETE:

            - FORM TWC 1098 ORIGINAL SIGNATURES REQUIRED BY EMPLOYEE, EMPLOYER, OR CONSULTANT.

            - POWER OF ATTORNEY. IN CASES WHERE AN EMPLOYER USES A THIRD PARTY CONSULTANT, A POWER OF ATTORNEY MUST BE ON FILE WITH TWC. 

NOTE: FILING DATES ARE JANUARY 1-MARCH 31 OF THE YEAR AFTER THE WAGES WERE EARNED.

WOTC UNIT 1-800-695-6879 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION