WOTC Questions: Are employees required to fill out WOTC form?

Are employees required to fill out WOTC form?

At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website. In the case of the above question, the sender did not provide their email address, so we were unable to reply directly to them. This is one of the more common questions (FAQ), so we thought we would share, and hopefully will help others too.

CMS Says: WOTC is a voluntary program, participation is optional, and employees are NOT required to complete any WOTC paperwork or forms you provide.

You can encourage employees to complete the WOTC screening form by including WOTC with your onboarding documents, and providing the new employees with instruction, example verbiage below.

What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
ABC COMPANY participates in the federal government’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Welfare to Work, and other federal and state tax credit programs.

We need your help! Please complete the attached form by following the instructions provided. The information you supply will be used by ABC COMPANY to complete our federal and state tax returns, and in no way will negatively impact your employment with us. 

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