If you or your clients would be adversely affected by the expiration of the WOTC program on December 31 (just one month away), then NOW is the time to contact your member of Congress.
You don’t have to speak with the member directly. Speak with the staff member that answers the phone. Send them a fax. Send them a letter. (Unless, you have an existing relationship with a specific member of your Congress person’s office, I don’t recommend relying on email.) Tell them your story and ask them to support including WOTC in the year-end tax extenders legislation. (more…)
No. I am not thinking about ice cream. Well, maybe I am. But with all this talk about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, one wonders…. “Has the life of this program always been so volatile?”
“Why, yes,” you say, “it has.”
WOTC is currently slated to expire on December 31, 2011. A quick review of WOTC’s legislative history, however, demonstrates that it has already expired and been renewed 8 times since it’s creation in 1996. The New Hampshire Employment Security Department has published a convenient history of the program’s history. I summarize the following from their document. (more…)
Movers and shakers (primarily lobbyists and constituents) in Washington DC are meeting on Thursday to discuss the ongoing efforts to extend the WOTC program. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday July 21 at 2:30 PM at the offices of the National Restaurant Association in Washington DC. (more…)
A delegation from the WOTC Coalition visited the Whitehouse on Friday where they met with Special Assistant to the President Kareem A. Dale and Domestic Policy Council member Lauren Dunn. Their goal was to obtain White House support for reauthorization of the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. The mission was a clear success. (more…)