Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The WOTC is designed to help move people from welfare into gainful employment and obtain on-the-job experience. It joins other tax credits, education, and job training programs that help American workers with barriers to employment prepare for good jobs; ease their transition from job to job; benefit from the creation of effective regional economic development strategies; and create high performance workplaces.
$2,400 for each new adult hire
$1,200 for each new summer youth hire; and
$9,000 for each new long-term family assistance recipient hired over 2 years
To receive certification that a new employee qualifies the employer for this tax credit, the employer must:
Mail the ORIGINAL completed and signed IRS and ETA forms to the employer's state workforce agency (listed below)
NEW: IRS Form 8850 must be mailed within 28 days of the employee's employment-start date for all individuals who begin work for an employer on or after Jan. 1, 2007.
Employment Service Division
Department of Industrial Relations
649 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36131
334-353-8023; Fax 334-353-9064
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