Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment.
Each year, employers claim over $1 billion in tax credits under the WOTC program.

Benefits of WORC:

  • Reduces an employer’s cost of doing business
  • Can reduce federal income tax liability by $1,200-$9,600 per employee
  • No limit on number of hires

Who is eligible:

  • Ex-felons
  • Veterans
  • TANF recipients
  • SNAP recipients
  • Vocational rehabilitation referrals
  • Supplemental security income recipients
  • Summer youth employees

Applying for WOTC

If your company is interested in using WOTC to hire ex-felons, please contact the MJH office for details and a list of eligible workers at (775) 223-0734.

You may also visit the WOTC website and use their step-by-step guide.