Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit
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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been extended through 2025. This is an incentive for employers to broaden their job applicant pools and hire from certain groups of people who may need assistance finding jobs such as:

  • Unemployed or disabled military veterans
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) recipients
  • People with disabilities who have completed or are completing vocational rehab
  • People with criminal histories
  • Supplemental Security Income recipients
  • And others

Maximum tax credits range from $2,400 to $9,600 depending on the worker category, number of hours worked and wages. Millions of dollars are left on the table each year. WOTC can offset the federal income taxes imposed on businesses.  You must get individuals WOTC-certified and ensure the new hire works at least 120 hours before claiming the credit.

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Tami Trout has more than 20 years of experience managing people and projects, developing and facilitating training programs, hiring talent, optimizing business processes and operations, and creating and executing strategic employee communications. Although she has consulted with clients in a variety of sectors, including health care, environmental engineering, professional sports, government, and non-profits, her primary clients have been family-owned and closely-held manufacturers. She works with companies to maximize organizational success and profitability by developing effective human resources systems, workforce hiring and development, and performance management.

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