Work Opportunity Tax Credit

What is the WOTC?

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

 

WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.

What can the WOTC do for me?

WOTC helps targeted workers move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability.

How much is the credit worth?

The maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired.