WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: Can I Rehire a Former Employee and Still Receive WOTC Credit?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Can I Rehire a Former Employee and Still Receive WOTC Credit? CMS Responds: Can I get a tax credit for rehiring former employees? The answer is no. The WOTC Tax Credit is designed to bring new employees back into[…]

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WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: What is the WOTC 28 Day Rule?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is the WOTC 28 Day Rule? CMS Responds: Question we get a lot is “What is the 28-day rule?” Well the 28-day rule means that you have to screen the employee on or before their job offer date,[…]

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WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: Are WOTC Forms Available in Spanish or Portuguese?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Are WOTC Forms Available in Spanish or Portuguese? CMS Responds: Well, if you actually use our online WOTC screening services, we can translate up to 100 different languages. So no matter if they’re Spanish, or Portuguese, we have that[…]

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WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: How Long Does it Take to Receive a WOTC Certification?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: How Long Does it Take to Receive a WOTC Certification? CMS Responds: Honestly, this is going to vary by state. There’s some states like Connecticut which is actually two years behind. Indiana isn’t that great either. Then we get[…]

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics 2020

Work Opportunity Tax Credit – WOTC – Statistics 2020

MARCH 2020 – The latest statistics for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit from 2020 have just been released, and the data shows 1,620,806 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2020. This represents an almost 22% drop over previous years 2019 (2,066,616 credits), and 2018 (2,204,142 credits), and shows the[…]

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WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: Why Should We Use a WOTC Screening Service?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Why Should We Use a WOTC Screening Service? CMS Responds: Why should I use a WOTC screening service like yours, obviously CMS’s, when I can do it myself? The reason why you’d choose us is because it’s a little[…]

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WOTC Wednesday FAQ Brian Kelly

WOTC Wednesday: Does the Employee Qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) When They Work From Home?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Does the Employee Qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) When They Work From Home? CMS Responds: It doesn’t really matter where the employee works for your organization. They can absolutely work at home and still be eligible for[…]

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Four Things You Didn't Know About the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Four Things You Didn’t Know About the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit known as #WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. So what does CMS know about WOTC, that most employers don’t? 1. It only applies to New Hires. The bottom line is, if you don’t screen your new hires for eligibility,[…]

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