The IRS defines The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) as a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups. It is an incentive for employers to broaden their job applicant pools and hire from certain groups of people who may need assistance finding job. This federal tax credit is available to employers that hire and retain individuals from certain target groups that have been determined to have "significant barriers to employment," such as the long-term unemployed, people with criminal histories and military veterans. About $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the WOTC program, according to the Department of Labor (DOL).While the WOTC was established under the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 , it has been extended multiple times since.
In the past, the WOTC program has enabled companies to receive up to $9,600 in tax credits for each qualifying employee hired, with no limit on the number of qualifying individuals. This webinar will help small business owners learn about the WOTC and how their small business could benefit.
- What is the WOTC
- Who is eligible to apply?
- The WOTC application process
- Benefits to small business
- Q and A
Attendees will gain an understanding of:
- What the WOTC is
- WOTC process
- WOTC eligibility
- How to apply for WOTC
- WOTC benefits for small business
A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.