The Department of Labor has issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter Number 9-15 regarding updated forms. This morning, we received a notice about the update from the Karen Marberry, Minnesota’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit Coordinator. Marberry’s notice is copied below.
Please notice, the ETA 9061 has been renewed without substantive change BUT the Revision Date and Expiration Date have been updated. Effective February 16, 2016 the new revision of the form must be used and the old revision will no longer be accepted. (more…)
Last week, on August 5th, the Senate Finance Committee reported its version of the 2015 tax extenders bill, S 1946, The Tax Extension Relief Act of 2015.
“The Committee on Finance, having considered an original bill, S. 1946, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.”
It is time to think about updating your Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) pre-screening documents.
The IRS’ latest revision to Form IRS 8850, “Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit” is dated March 2015. I do not notice any material changes to the form. (more…)
Opportunity Alert! IRS Notice 2015-13 Providing Transition Relief for Employers Submitting Late WOTC Applications
We have been waiting for this!
The IRS has released IRS Notice 2015-13, which provides transition relief given the late retroactive renewal of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program in December 2014.
Notice 2015-13 waves the 28-day deadline for submitting IRS Form 8850 (the WOTC Pre-screen Notice) for qualifying employees hired in 2014. The extended deadline for submitting the applications for affected employees is now April 30, 2015. From the Notice: (more…)
Tonight, I am passing along observations from Paul Suplizio about the US Senate’s progress towards a tax-extenders bill. Additional action on the floor is anticipated by Thursday. So far, however, Democrat and Republican Senate Leaders have not revealed the nature of any agreements they might have reached. (more…)
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on (and pass) HR 5771– the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. This will be Congress’ first solid step in some time toward passage of tax extenders. HOWEVER, in its current form the bill’s provisions fall short of expectations. (more…)
If you have been following WOTC in the news lately, there hasn’t been much to follow. The political process has been occupied elsewhere. You might, however, have notice a few interesting odds and ends. (more…)
With the support of Republican ranking member, Orin Hatch of Utah, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has presented an amendment to included the EXPIRE Act in the Senate’s highway bill. The EXPIRE Act would renew the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and dozens of other tax extenders through 2015.
Paul Suplizio of the WOTC Coalition reports this morning that the Senate Finance Committee has adjourned for the Independence Day recess without a vote on the bill.
Between now and when the Senate reconvenes after July 7th, Senators Wyden and Hatch will be seeking a bipartisan agreement on the bill. According to Mr. Suplizio, the probability is high that EXPIRE will be a part of the bill when it comes before the Senate. (more…)
The following update from Paul Suplizio, President of the WOTC Coalition, outlines a very time-limited potential opportunity to get WOTC back on track for 2014. To have any impact, WOTC supports will need to act promptly. Congress will wrap up its business and leave town by the end of this week for the Independence Day recess. (more…)
Earlier today, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly (96 for, 3 against) to take up HR 3474, the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act.
This procedural vote of cloture means that a final vote on the bill may be coming soon. In the mean time, amendments will be considered and negotiations concluded. We anticipate a vote on the floor of the Senate as early as this week. (more…)