PART TWO The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program How

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PART TWO The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program How

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PART TWO The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program How Employers Can Apply for, Claim and Manage WOTC Part Two of a Three-Part Series
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 What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program  How Do Employers Apply For the WOTC Program?  How Do Employers Manage the WOTC Program?

What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
 Federal tax credit incentive designed to encourage private sector employers to create jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged individuals from specified target groups with significant barriers to employment.
 WOTC focuses on: • basic entry-level skills training • long-term employment, and • retention
 Everyone hired is a potential source of WOTC tax credits

WOTC Program: Tax Credit Savings

# Annual Hires

Eligibility Rate

Conversion Rate

Avg. Cert Value

300

15-20%

50%

$1,000

500

15-20%

50%

$1,000

1,000

15-20%

50%

$1,000

5,000

15-20%

50%

$1,000

Annual Tax Credits $22,500-$30,000 $37,500-$50,000 $75,000-$100,000 $375,000-$500,000

1Assumption = 15-20% of your new hires are eligible for the tax credit ² Average value of a certification = $1,000. Companies hiring individuals from one of nine target groups receive $1,500 to $9,600 in tax credit savings per qualified employee

Please note, the estimator above does not include an additional benefit if the tax credit certification obtained is also a Long-Term Family Assistance –LTFA (formerly WTW) certification. LTFA certifications can more than double the value of your credit. The maximum value of each LTFA certification is $9,000. Estimator above also does not take into account larger wage bases, which may result in larger maximum credit value for certain veteran categories.
 WOTC Program is used to offset federal income tax  $1,500 to $9,600 in tax credit savings per qualified employee  Program typically is not retroactive
• The last two hiatuses provided for retroactive capture from the previous expiration date to a specified date of a few months from the notice.

This is a proprietary, confidential Walton Management Services, Inc. document Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. Copyright WMS 2015

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program: A Quick Review
To qualify for WOTC, employees must
◦ Meet the requirements of one of the nine target groups ◦ Complete and submit timely an IRS Form 8850 (e-signature is accepted) ◦ Work a minimum of 120 hours
To receive a tax credit, a company must
◦ Hire a potential WOTC certified individual ◦ Submit the appropriate paperwork to a WOTC state agency within 28 days of the new hire’s start date ◦ Obtain all appropriate back up documentation for that individual ◦ Track hours and wages for certified individuals ◦ Calculate tax credit available based on hours and wages, which alter percentage available
This is a proprietary, confidential Walton Management Services, Inc. document Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. Copyright WMS 2015

WOTC Program Target Groups
 Currently, there are nine (9) target groups for which your employees may qualify:
• Certain Veteran Groups • TANF Recipients • Long Term TANF Recipients • SNAP (Food Stamp) Recipients • Designated Community Residents (living in Empowerment Zones or Rural
Renewal Counties) • Vocational Rehabilitation Referral • Ex-felons • Supplemental Security Income Recipients • Summer Youth Employee (living in Empowerment Zones)
This is a proprietary, confidential Walton Management Services, Inc. document Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. Copyright WMS 2015
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