WOTC Wednesday: What Are the WOTC Screening Options CMS Offers?

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

Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What WOTC Screening Options Does CMS Offer?

CMS Responds: CMS offers three different screening methods. The first one being old-fashioned paper where they’re going and filling out the 8850 (and 9061) and sending them in to us via fax, email or mail.

The second service we provide is telecommunication via a call center that’s multi-lingual 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, one of our representatives can actually perform the screening process via the phone, which is very popular.

And then our most-used screening option is our web-based portal. That’s a web portal that is made it very simple to use, the applicant can figure things out pretty simply. We do get a higher success rate of people using our web portal, and obtaining those tax credits.

So, I would say the number one way to screen employees is through our web portal.


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