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Phone: (785) 296-7435
Fax: (785) 368-7108
Monday - Friday
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PROGRAM HIATUS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015:
The WOTC program’s legislative authority for all WOTC target groups expired on December 31, 2014. As a result, the program currently is undergoing an authorization lapse “hiatus”.
During the “hiatus” period, the WOTC Unit will continue processing applications with start dates prior to January 1, 2015; continue to work with our partner agencies in issuing conditional certifications; and, in anticipation of a retroactive reauthorization, accept applications with start dates after December 31, 2014, but hold off processing the requests pending further legislative action and guidance from the USDOL ETA. Even though Congress has provided for retroactive eligibility certification in the past, certifications for employers’ new hires during this hiatus are not guaranteed.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit helps people move from welfare to work and gain on-the-job experience by encouraging private employers to hire within one of several targeted groups of job candidates who traditionally face significant barriers to employment, reducing employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $2,400 per qualified new worker in the first year of employment. The targeted candidates are:
The disabled unemployed veteran target group can save employers up to $9,600 in the first year of employment.
- cash assistance recipients
- veterans receiving food stamps
- disabled veteran
- unemployed veteran
- disabled unemployed veteran
- 18-to-39-year-old recipients receiving food stamps
- 18-to-39-year-old residents living in a rural renewal county
- vocational rehabilitation referrals
- SSI recipients
- Ticket-to-Work holders
Electronic submittal of forms: