IRS Notice 2016-22 can now be found on the IRS website through a Google search. Click the link to get your copy.
In a nut shell, for employees hired from January 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 (inclusive), the usual 28-day application deadline has been extended through June 29, 2016. That’s good. (more…)
Paul Suplizio, President of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Coalition, announced this morning that the IRS has released Notice 2016-22 providing for WOTC Transition Relief. I believe Paul but so far, I am unable to find the documents online. Perhaps they’ll show up later today. (more…)
A few friends of the blog have contacted me recently, asking if the IRS has issued its notice on transition relief for the re-authorized WOTC program. Not yet. Nor has the Department of Labor or IRS issued revised forms for 2016 to reflect the new Long Term Unemployment Recipient target group.
Here’s to continued patience and hoping we see something soon….
This week, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration issued new instructions to State Workforce Agencies (SWA’s). Agencies needed instructions in the wake of the WOTC re-authorization provided by the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. President Obama signed this bill on December 18, 2015.
The document summarizes the program changes and other effects created by the PATH Act. It also guides SWA’s on what to do with applications that were submitted timely (within 28 days from start of employment) in 2015 during the 49-week WOTC authorization lap. As a result, employers nationwide should now begin receiving certifications for their 2015 qualifying hires. (more…)
The recent re-authorization and expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) includes a new WOTC target group. Reading from the statute, a “Long-term Unemployment Recipient” is defined as an individual “being in a period of unemployment which— (A) is not less than 27 consecutive weeks, and (B) includes a period in which the individual was receiving unemployment compensation under State or Federal law.’’ (more…)
President Promptly Signs Government Funding and Tax Extenders Legislation – WOTC Survives through 2019
President Obama signed a huge tax and spending package into law on Friday following congressional votes that avoided a year-end showdown over the budget and ended legislative business until lawmakers return in 2016
The tax extenders and government funding legislation passed the House and Senate today and is now on its way to the President for his pen. Of primary interest to WOTC Planet readers is the 5-year extension of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) with Vow to Hire Heroes Act. These will become law upon receiving the President’s signature.
From USA Today, “Senate clears massive spending bill, tax measures“.
You can read the bill here, at least until they move the file. For the WOTC extension and revision, scroll to page 38 of the PDF. (more…)
Last week, on August 5th, the Senate Finance Committee reported its version of the 2015 tax extenders bill, S 1946, The Tax Extension Relief Act of 2015.
“The Committee on Finance, having considered an original bill, S. 1946, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.”
The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider the Chairman’s markup of a new tax extenders bill. The Committee will consider the bill on Tuesday, July 21. In its current form, the bill would give the Work Opportunity Tax Credit a 2-year retroactive extension — January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. (more…)
Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico has reintroduced legislation that would extend the Work Opportunity Tax Credit’s veteran target groups through 2018 (and retroactively to January 1, 2014). The bill would not extend non-veteran target groups. (more…)