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WOTC Wednesday: Can you do the WOTC Application on a Cell Phone?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Can you do the WOTC Application on a Cell Phone? CMS Responds: Can You Do the WOTC Application on a Cell Phone? Well as technology advances, we advance along with it at CMS. Actually we have a web app[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: Is it worth it for employers to do the WOTC Tax Credits?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Is it worth it for employers to do the WOTC Tax Credits? CMS Responds: Is it Worth it for Employers to do the Work Opportunity Tax Credits? Absolutely! We know statistically over the last 20+ years of performing WOTC[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: What is the minimum wage for WOTC?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is the minimum wage for WOTC?   CMS Responds: “What Is The Minimum Wage An Employee Needs to Receive for My Company To Use this Tax Credit?” It’s not based on how much we’re paying the employee. It’s[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: Is there any way to still qualify for WOTC if the employee was hired over 28 days ago?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Is there any way to still qualify for WOTC if the employee was hired over 28 days ago? CMS Responds: Unfortunately no. You hired that person 28 days or after then you lose that opportunity for you to receive[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: What is the WOTC Tax Credit Amount for the Long-Term Unemployment Recipient?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is the WOTC Tax Credit Amount for the Long-Term Unemployment Recipient? CMS Responds: So first of all, under long-term unemployment recipient, they have to be unemployed for over 26 weeks. The amount will be determined based on how[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: What is a WOTC Designated Community Resident?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is a WOTC Designated Community Resident? CMS Responds: The Designated Community Resident falls under the HUD guidelines of federal Empowerment Zones and Rural Communities. The tax credit value is up to $2,400 if an employee actually lives in[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: What is the Most Popular WOTC Category or Target Group? 

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is the most popular WOTC Category or Target Group?  CMS Responds:  It’s actually a pretty easy question. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamps) represents 65% of all the tax credits we get because of people that are on[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: How many WOTC Target Groups are there, and what do they represent?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: How many WOTC Target Groups are there, and what do they represent? CMS Responds: One of our most frequently asked questions is “How many WOTC Target Groups are there, and what do they represent?” WOTC is a federal program[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: If We Hire Temporary Employees, Can We Claim the WOTC Tax Credits?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: If We Hire Temporary Employees, Can We Claim the WOTC Tax Credits? CMS Responds: We have a WOTC Question that is regarding the temporary agencies. “If we hire temporary employees for 90 days can we claim the WOTC Tax[…]

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WOTC Wednesday: What Are the Reasons WOTC Applications Get Denied?

CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What Are the Reasons WOTC Applications Get Denied? CMS Responds: Great question “What are the Reasons for denials of WOTC Certifications?” The biggest ones is that the employee worked for that employer before, or that they checked off a box[…]

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