IRS provides relief for certain employers claiming WOTC

Work opportunity tax credits (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit available to employers that hire certified members of certain groups specified in the Internal Revenue Code who face significant barriers to employment. On August 10, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-43, which extends the 28-day deadline for employers to submit a request (Form 8850) […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2025

Are you a business owner thinking about hiring? There is good news in that a recent law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that’s worth as much as $2,400 for each eligible employee ($4,800, […]

What’s in the Covid relief bill: Tax extenders

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 includes a number of provisions beneficial to individuals and business owners, particularly in light of ongoing economic turmoil in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, direct payments and other tax provisions, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act […]

Deadline extended for WOTC certification

Employers who hired individuals who qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits have a little more time to request certification. The WOTC is available to employers based on a percentage of wages paid to an individual certified as a member of a targeted group, such as a person who resides in a designated empowerment zone community […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2020

If you’re a business owner, be aware that a recent tax law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a valuable tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The WOTC was set to expire on December 31, 2019. But a new law passed […]

Hiring this summer? You may qualify for a valuable tax credit

Is your business hiring this summer? If the employees come from certain “targeted groups,” you may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This includes youth whom you bring in this summer for two or three months. The maximum credit employers can claim is $2,400 to $9,600 for each eligible employee. 10 targeted […]

WOTC is a win-win for employers and employees alike

Employers can get credit where credit is due. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a valuable and beneficial tool for employers to receive a tax credit for hiring certain workers who face significant barriers to employment. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit generally is based on wages paid to eligible employees during their first year of […]

Georgia employers offered tax credit for hiring parolees

Employers in Georgia have an opportunity to take advantage of a temporary tax credit if they hire individuals who have recently been granted parole. According to the state law, O.C.G.A. Section 48-7-40.31, employers who hire qualified parolees in a full-time job for at least 40 weeks during a 12-month period are eligible for an income […]

IRS Extends Due Date on Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The IRS has further extended the due date for employers to meet the certification requirements to obtain WOTC. This can be money in your pocket! You can read the full details of WOTC Notice 2016-40, 2016-27 IRB here, then contact our office to discuss how this will impact your business.

Continue to file for Work Opportunity Tax Credits

Congress has not extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to new hires in 2015. However, because Congress has historically extended these tax credits, we encourage employers to continue to submit the paperwork for certification for each new hire. Companies have missed out on possible Work Opportunity Tax Credits by not continuing to file the […]