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Work Opportunity Series- Other Ways to Qualify for WOTC

By Woods & Durham, Feb 15 2018 07:00AM

Over the past several months we have provided you with several ways to qualify for the Work Opportunity Credit (WOTC). With the close of this series we will be providing you with some of the lesser known ways to qualify for this credit which include hiring: TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Recipients, Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals, Ex-Felons, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Recipients, and Qualified Long Term Unemployment Recipients.

TANF/Welfare Recipients –

Requirements:

1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Employee has received TANF payments for any of the previous 18 consecutive months

3. Not a relative of the business owner

Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals –

Requirements:

1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Not a relative of the business owner

3. Employee has a physical or mental disability resulting in a substantial handicap to employment and who was referred to the employer upon completion of rehabilitation services provided by an agency with state approval

Ex-Felons –

Requirements:

1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Not a relative of the business owner

3. An employee who has been convicted of a felony under state or federal law and is hired within one year after conviction or release from prison

Supplemental Security Income Recipients –

Requirements:

1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Not a relative of the business owner

3. An employee that is receiving supplemental security benefits in the 6 months prior to being hired

Long-term Unemployment Recipients –

Requirements:

1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Not a relative of the business owner

3. An employee has been unemployed more than 27 consecutive weeks before being hired

If you need information for another state or have any questions about the WOTC please contact us.

More info can be found at, https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/

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