With WOTC, Timing is Everything!
Famed English actor Jeremy Irons said, “The secret to life is timing.” So too is success with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit!
Also known as “WOTC” (pronounced Watt See), the Work Opportunity Tax Credit rewards businesses with $2,400 to $9,600 in federal income tax credit when they hire members of a WOTC target group.
The Department of Labor has issued revised and updated forms including the ETA 9061 Individual Characteristics Form and ETA 9175 Long Term Unemployment Recipient Self Attestation Form.
There are significant changes on both forms, simplifying and clarifying the requirements for Long Term Unemployment Recipients or LTURs. Number 23 on ETA 9061 has been reduced from a double-parted (2 check boxes) to a single-check box question. The new language is easier to understand and less likely to trip-up new hires. (more…)
The long wait is over!
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new WOTC-related Training and Employment Guidance Letter (or TEGL) dated September 1, 2009. TEGL No. 3-09 provides guidance about documentation standards for the two new WOTC eligibility categories created by the February stimulus bill. It also includes the new Department of Labor Form ETA 9061 – Individual Characteristics Form that we must begin using immediately in order to obtain WOTC employee certifications. (more…)