WOTC Questions: What’s the tax credit for new hires in Florida?

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: Employers in Florida (and the rest of the United States) are eligible for a WOTC Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for hiring individuals from target groups.

WOTC target groups include:

  1. Qualified IV-A recipient;
  2. Qualified veteran;
  3. Qualified ex-felon;
  4. Designated community resident;
  5. Vocational rehabilitation referral;
  6. Recipient of SNAP benefits (food stamps);
  7. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient;
  8. Longterm family assistance recipient;
  9. Qualified Long-term unemployment recipient.

Florida’s Urban areas

Parts of the following urban areas were designated empowerment zones. You can find out if your business or an employee’s residence is located within an urban empowerment zone by using the EZ/RC Address Locator at www.hud.gov/crlocator.

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Miami/Dade County, FL

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