As the tax and spend negotiations continue, President Obama’s most recent offer on Monday included an extension of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program and other tax extenders. This has been consistent while the public focus of the negotiations has been on areas of deeper disagreement. Already this morning, the White House rejected House Speaker Boehner’s counter offer. (more…)
A precarious moment has arrived for extending the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and other tax extenders. Republican leadership has expressed their general opposition to the $200 billion in “stimulus” included in President Obama’s budgetary demands. The Republican leadership has not specifically mentioned the $40 billion in tax extenders BUT the extenders (including WOTC) are part of the larger $200 billion stimulus package. (more…)
The atmosphere in Washington DC can change in a heartbeat.
On the way into my office this afternoon, I listened to a lively talk-radio discussion of today’s Republican counteroffer to the president’s tax and spending proposals. Upon arriving, I found an e-mail summary of the situation sent by Paul Suplizio, President of the WOTC Coalition. (more…)
The elections are over and many otherwise interested Americans have turned (at least one eye) temporarily away from politics. I understand the sentiment. Forcing yourself to follow Congress right now is like dragging one of those civil-war era canon balls with a chain around your ankle.
Nevertheless, important issues are being addressed, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and numerous other tax extenders. (more…)
John Sandusky, a Partner at Tax Incentive Group, LLC forwarded this response from Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. (more…)
Some rough politics are on the horizon as Congress tries to divert the U.S. economy’s path away from the 2013 fiscal cliff. A small but not unimportant element in this effort is the passage of a tax extenders bill covering WOTC, empowerment zones and renewal communities, the research and development credit, and others similar tax incentives. (more…)
As of last night, there was an open standoff in the Senate over the Senate’s proposed tax extenders bill and the Republicans’ need to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Democrat and Republican leaders agreed, however, to continue negotiating. (more…)
We’ve been watching developments closely, and today we finally have something concrete although not what we’ve been hoping. While the possibility still remains for a Senate tax extenders bill before the recess, it appears that the House will not move until after the November elections.
Paul Suplizio, President of the WOTC Coalition shared the following correspondence with coalition members last night. It is published here with permission. (more…)
Yesterday, Paul Suplizio, President of the WOTC Coalition, sent me a copy of an important letter being organized by freshman Republican members of Congress. The letter is addressed to Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and to Patrick J. Tiberi, Chairman of Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee. (more…)
It is quite sad. Just 2 days before the Senate Finance Committee completed its markup of the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012, the Department of Labor issued Training and Guidance Letter (TEGL) 04-2012.
TEGL 04-2012 introduces the Department’s updated Form ETA 9061, which is the Individual Characteristics Form included in the WOTC program’s employee-application for certification. (more…)