John Sandusky, a Partner at Tax Incentive Group, LLC forwarded this response from Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Dear Mr. Sandusky,
Thank you for contacting me about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). I appreciate hearing from you.
Like many Americans and lawmakers from both parties, I believe that our tax system is in need of serious reform and simplification. If done properly, it could help grow the economy, encourage job creation and investment here at home, and create a tax code that is fairer for all Americans and businesses. That said, it is important that our discussions about tax reform are mindful of the impacts of many tax credits and deductions, such as the WOTC. The WOTC provides a tax credit for employers hiring a variety of groups of people including veterans, those on food stamps, and those receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits. As Congress continues reviewing changes to the tax code, please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.
U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania