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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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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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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WOTC Questions: Is there a “best practice” to making sure employees participate?

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: Consistency is a key factor in getting new hires to complete the WOTC paperwork . We recommend the following steps: Include WOTC with all of your new hire paperwork[…]

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WOTC Questions: Can I retroactively file for my employees since I am just finding out about this 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’s chat box: CMS Says: Unfortunately no. Even though you are just finding out about WOTC, you can only claim on new hires. The 28 Day rule is a hard and fast rule. There[…]

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WOTC Questions: What is a conditional certification and how do I know if I have one?

How to answer the question Check here if you received a conditional certification from the state workforce agency (SWA) or a participating local agency for the work opportunity 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[…]

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