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Work Opportunity Tax Credit - WOTC

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal targeted group program developed to benefit both job seekers and the companies that employ them. The program offers tax credits with maximums of $2400 to $9600 depending on the group. The program is modified frequently but is currently composed of the following 8 groups:

  1. Qualified long-term recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  2. Qualified short-term recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  3. Qualified veterans that are either unemployed, receiving Food stamps or disabled (6 separate credit levels)
  4. Qualified Food Stamp recipients under the age of 40
  5. Residents under the age of 40 who reside in an Empowerment Zone or Rural Renewal County
  6. Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals
  7. Economically disadvantaged ex-Felons
  8. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
  9. Qualified Long-term Unemployment Recipients

HR Screening Services' Bottom Line

  • We like to start most of our clients in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) because all companies may participate.
  • Our goal is to use the data and information collected from your potential new hires in WOTC to secure credits from other programs on the federal, state and local levels.
  • We'll find the credits and cut through the red tape for you!


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