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Work Opportunity Series- SNAP/Food Stamp Recipients

By Woods & Durham, Jan 24 2018 07:00AM

Has your company hired an individual that has been a recipient of SNAP benefits/food stamps? If so, your company may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The maximum credit is $2,400 per qualified employee.


1. Employee is a new hire, not a rehire

2. Employee is 18 to 39 years old

3. Employee is a member of a family that received SNAP benefits for the 6 month period immediately before hiring

4. Not a relative of the business owner


Proper documentation must be submitted for approval no later than 28 days after hiring a qualifying employee.

Other classes of employees that may qualify for the WOTC are Veterans, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Recipients, SNAP (Food Stamp) Recipients, Designated Community Residents (employees 18-39 years old living in a designated rural renewal county), Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals, Ex-Felons, and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Recipients.

If you need empowerment zone 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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