WOTC FAQ

WOTC Questions: I work with prisoner reentry, and I help get them back to work, I was looking up the WOTC and how much an employer can get for hiring a felon?

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: An ex-felon is someone who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law, and is hired not more than 1 year after the conviction or[…]

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3 Things Employers Don’t Know About WOTC

CMS been in the “WOTC” Business for decades now, and we’ve built up a lot of knowledge about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. You may have seen our weekly blog posts #WOTCQuestions where we answer a question we typically receive via a webinar, through our chat box on our website, www.cmswotc.com, or by phone. #WOTC[…]

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WOTC Questions: Trying to find % of employees in work force 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: The percentage of WOTC eligibility will vary from State to State depending on its population. Your state may have a high population of SNAP Recipients or  unemployed Veterans, or[…]

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WOTC Questions: How do I figure out if a new hire lives in an empowerment zone?

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: To qualify under the Designated community resident category, an employee is at least age 18 but not yet age 40 and lives in either an Empowerment Zone, or Rural Renewal[…]

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Brian Kelly CMS WOTC Work Opportunity Tax Credit Webinar

July 2019 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Webinar Schedule

Join our WOTC subject matter expert Brian Kelly this month to learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), how much employers can save when they hire, why the 28-day rule is so important to employers, and why there has never been a better time to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit! Learn about what’s upcoming[…]

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WOTC Questions: I have 5 locations in 4 states. Do I file the tax credit in the individual states?

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, you file with the state the new hire is employed in. For example, you may be headquartered in Chicago, IL, but have a branch in Ohio. You file[…]

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WOTC Questions: Is WOTC Available for Part-Time Summer Employees?

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, WOTC is available for all summer employees, including Summer Youth. If you employ students or other part time workers who are WOTC eligible. The only difference is that it[…]

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WOTC Questions: Is summer youth still around?

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: Summer is almost upon us, and yes, good news, the Summer Youth target group is still available to employers: A “qualified summer youth employee” is one who: Is at[…]

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WOTC Questions: How long does it take to receive a WOTC Certification?

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: This can really vary due to a couple of factors: WOTC being inactive during 2015, and then retroactively enacted, some states are still playing catch up with the backlog[…]

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Brian Kelly CMS WOTC Work Opportunity Tax Credit Webinar

June 2019 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Webinar Schedule

Join our WOTC subject matter expert Brian Kelly this month to learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), how much employers can save when they hire, why the 28-day rule is so important to employers, and why there has never been a better time to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit! Learn about what’s upcoming[…]

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