If you have any WOTC credits pending with your local State Workforce Agency (SWA) you are probably watching what is going on Capitol Hill. Some unfortunate news today about the WOTC extension:
Senate was not able to pass the final bill on EXPIRE ACT limiting our ability to use WOTC this year. Now the bill is not dead but we must wait again to see if the passage will allow us to use the credit. If remember the ACT has the following provisions:
Extends WOTC for 2014/2015 with $3.1 Billion over 10 years in funding. Adds long term unemployed category and is retroactive to 01/01/2014
Please pay close attention to the News Media and engage your local Senator’s office to pass EXPIRE ACT.
You may still submit WOTC paperwork to any SWA while the program is in hiatus.
WOTC provides assistance to employers for hiring new employees in 9 Target groups with a Federal Tax Credit benefit of $1200 to $9600 per qualified new hire.