WOTC FAQ

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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WOTC Questions: If someone checks off that they have a conditional certification for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, how do I know what target group they are in?

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 ETA Form 9062 Conditional Certification will list the target group code. The employee will also have to complete the 8850 and 9061 forms, and the state workforce agency[…]

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WOTC Questions: Can I get a tax break for hiring food stamp recipients and a 75 year old man?

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:  There is no current tax credit available that specifically applies to hiring someone over a certain age. You may be eligible for a WOTC credit for hiring a[…]

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WOTC Questions: How long must an eligible employee work before a company can claim a WOTC Credit?

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 applies to all target group categories: The employee must work at least 120 hours for you to be eligible for a 25 per cent WOTC Tax credit from[…]

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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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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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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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