WOTC FAQ

WOTC Questions: What is your minimum size employer to be eligible?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Believe it or not, there is no size restriction on the employer. You could be a small business with less than 25 employees, or a mega-employer with hundreds of thousands of[…]

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WOTC Questions: Long-Term Unemployment Recipient, what is the maximum tax credit?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: If they worked at least 120 hours, but less than 400: Up to $1,500 (25% of $6,000 of first-year wages) If they worked at least 400 hours: Up to $2,400 (40% of[…]

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WOTC Questions: It looks like salaried/exempt employees are eligible for WOTC?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Yes, all new hires are potentially eligible. It does not matter what type of employee they are, salaried or exempt, full-time or part-time, or even level of employee. New hires[…]

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WOTC Questions: I applied for a job and I don’t understand what is WOTC?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Hello, “WOTC” is a tax credit that is available to employers. You might have seen the WOTC forms as part of an employment application, or more likely, part of the new[…]

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WOTC Questions: Does hiring someone receiving SNAP qualify me for WOTC?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: If the employee meets the following criteria, yes, you may be eligible to obtain a Work Opportunity Tax Credit for hiring that individual: Recipients of SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps), An individual[…]

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WOTC Questions: Are WOTC Forms Available in Spanish or Portuguese?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: This is an increasingly common question for our WOTC Team. The United States is extremely culturally diverse and as employers we have to adapt to support employees who do not[…]

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WOTC Questions: I am already a customer, how do I change submission methods?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Hi, thanks for using our WOTC Screening service. It’s actually no problem to change your submission method. If you’ve been using paper or the call center for a while, and[…]

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WOTC Questions: If I purchased a business, can I apply for WOTC for the employees that already worked for the previous owner?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Interesting question. WOTC is typically only applied to new employees. With a new business name, new Employer Identification Number, and all new hires, yes you could potentially have all of your[…]

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WOTC Questions: Can the WOTC be applicable for part-time employees? Those working less than 30 hours per week?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Part-time employees are definitely eligible. The only difference is that it may take them slightly longer than a full-time employee to reach either the minimum amount of hours required to qualify[…]

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WOTC Questions: Is there a Pennsylvania state tax credit for hiring ex-offenders?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website: CMS Says: Yes! Although, not exclusively restricted to the keystone state, if you are hiring ex-offenders you may be eligible for a tax credit through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit of up to[…]

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