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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Promoting economic independence


Ashla Stowe, Public Service Administrator III

(785) 296-7435

[email protected]

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. An employer can receive a federal tax credit that varies between the amounts of $2,400 to $9,600 per applicant. 

The WOTC target groups include: 

  • Qualified veteran recipients
    • Veteran receiving SNAP
    • Disabled Veteran
    • Unemployed Disabled Veteran (6 months unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (4 weeks unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (6 months unemployed)
  • Individuals with criminal records
  • Designated community resident or Rural Renewal County (RRC) recipients
  • Vocational rehabilitation referral
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
  • Ticket-to-Work recipients
  • Qualified long-term unemployment recipients
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Additional Resources

90 Calendar Days Appeal Process
Applying for WOTC in 5 Easy Steps
Authorized Forms of Documentation
ETA 9061 Form
ETA 9175 Self-Attestation Form
How to create a CertLink account
IRS 8850 Form
IRS 8850 Form Instructions
Required Documentation by Target Group
View Criteria for WOTC-eligible hires
WOTC Policy and Procedures

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