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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.
1. WOTC provides up to $2,400 or more when hiring target groups, including those unemployed 27+ weeks
2. Forms must be submitted to the State Workforce Agency within 28 days of the new hire’s start date
3. Each State has a WOTC specialist to help employers