WOTC Wednesday: What is the Designated Community Resident Target Group?

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

Today’s WOTC Wednesday question: What is the WOTC Designated Community Resident?

CMS Responds: The Designated Community Resident falls under the HUD guidelines of federal Empowerment Zones and Rural Renewal Communities. The tax credit value is up to $2,400 if an employee actually lives in one of those designated community residences and they are between the ages of 18 and 39 years of age. So, if you have a person that’s in one of those respective areas that lives there, that’s all they have to do and that tax credit’s worth up to $2,400.

CMS’s WOTC Software helps identify individuals who liv e in an EZ or RRC by checking the database against their address to determine if they are eligible. Your new employee does not have to know.


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