WOTC FAQ

WOTC Questions: Do you offer training to employers who want to do the screening themselves?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: While we do offer screening services, and that’s what most of our customers do. We have also offered webinars, and performed training for CPA Academy webinar guests, Chambers of[…]

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WOTC Questions: Can I Re-hire a Former Employee?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Not in this case. Even if the employee only worked for you for a short period of time, because they are a rehire they do not qualify. The Work[…]

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WOTC Questions: Do companies get a tax break for hiring disabled?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Yes, under the Vocational Rehabilitation Referral target group you could be eligible for a tax credit for hiring someone who qualifies in that category. A Vocational Rehabilitation Referral[…]

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WOTC Questions: Do You Work With Franchises?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Yes absolutely! We work with several restaurant franchises and a very well known cleaning franchise as well as nursing and others. Franchises are well positioned to take advantage of[…]

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WOTC Questions: Can I Hire My Brother-in-law?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Sorry, your brother-in-law would qualify as a family member making him ineligible to qualify. Other ineligible people are relatives or dependents (this includes a spouse), and majority owners of[…]

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WOTC Questions: How many people a year qualify for the WOTC credit? I have seen a number as high as 1.5 million employees. Is this correct?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: According to the Department of Labor Work Opportunity Tax Credit Factsheet, for 2016, the latest complete year available, state workforce agencies issued 2,481,930 certifications. With the average tax credit[…]

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WOTC Questions: Are Training Wages Eligible?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Yes, every day an employee is paid for working for your company, those wages count towards your WOTC tax credits. Contact CMS Today to Start Saving! In our 21+[…]

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WOTC Questions: Is there any way to qualify for the WOTC if the employee was hired over 28 days ago?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Unfortunately no. The WOTC 28-Day Rule applies. You must submit all WOTC applications within 28 days of the new hire’s start date, or they will not qualify. There are[…]

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WOTC Questions: I’m a CPA How Can I Educate My Clients on WOTC?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Learn the basics of WOTC such as the WOTC Target Groups, you can also download our CMS WOTC Brochure. CMS also provides webinar recordings targeted towards CPAs. There are[…]

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WOTC Questions: I am applying for a job. On the WOTC, at the end it is asking for hire information. I’m not hired by the company I’m applying right now.

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Some employers do present the WOTC forms (8850 and 9061) to applicants as part of the application process, it’s completely normal to do so. However, the applicant is correct[…]

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