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Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. View All


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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

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Ashla Stowe, WOTC and Federal Bonding Program Manager


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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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