The U.S. Department of Labor announced twelve state recipients of $2.5 million in grants to help improve their WOTC programs. WOTC is an acronym for Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Agencies in some states suffer from multi-year processing backlogs and severely need improvements.
According to Assistant Secretary of the Employment & Training Administration John Pallasch:
“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to helping states that are in need of upgrading their Work Opportunity Tax Credit processing systems or conducting other activities to reduce their backlogs to ensure U.S. employers can benefit from the Federal tax credit.”