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 Target Groups: Designated Community Resident

Target Group Name Designated Community Resident Target Group Definition An 18-39 year-old who is a resident of one of the federally designated Renewal Communities (RC), Empowerment Zones (EZ), Enterprise Communities (EC) or Rural Renewal Counties (RRC). (There are three designated areas in PA: parts of Philadelphia and all of Venango and Warren Counties). For verification[…]

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