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work opportunity tax credit (WOTC)

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. This allows the individual to move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing tax payers.

The WOTC target groups include:

  • Qualified Cash Assistance - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipient
  • Qualified Veteran Recipient
    • Veteran Receiving SNAP
    • Disabled Veteran
    • Unemployed Disabled Veteran (6 Months Unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (4 Weeks Unemployed)
    • Unemployed Veteran (6 Months Unemployed)
  • Ex-Felon Recipient
  • Designated Community Resident or Rural Renewal County (RRC) Recipient
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Referral
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipient
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipient
  • Ticket-to-Work Recipient
  • Long-Term Family Assistance (TANF) Recipient
  • Qualified Long-Term Unemployment Recipient

An employer can receive a federal tax credit that varies between the amounts of $2,400 to $9,600 per applicant.

Electronic submittal of forms:
  1. Applying for Employer User Accounts
  2. Applying for WOTC in Five Easy Steps
  3. ETA 9061 Form
  4. ETA 9175 Self-Attestation Form
  5. IRS 8850 Form
  6. IRS 8850 Form Instructions
  7. List of Kansas Rural Renewal Counties
  8. New Hires Criteria and Tax Credit Amounts
  9. WOTC Program Brochure
  10. WOTC Veteran Brochure


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Ashla Stowe Public Service Administrator III Email (785) 296-7435

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