WOTC Wednesday: Can I Get a Partial Work Opportunity Tax Credit If The Employee Only Worked a Few Weeks?


CMS’s Brian Kelly answers your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: Can I Get a Partial WOTC Tax Credit If The Employee Only Worked a Few Weeks?

CMS Responds: Can I still get a WOTC Tax Credit if the employee only worked a few weeks? So the answer to that question, not necessarily whether its a week or two weeks, it’s actually how many hours the employee works. You actually have a whole year from the hire date of that employee. So the first benchmark is the employee needs to work 120 hours, for you to receive 25% of their gross pay. At a bare minimum the employee works over 120 hours, makes maybe $1,000 in wages. That would be a $250 tax credit. If they work over 400 hours, then that’s 40% of the first $6,000 in wages which is where the $2,400 come in. So, it’s not weeks that they work, it’s hours that they’re working.

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