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Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Category: Federal


Employers may qualify for a tax credit of up to $9,600 per employee, if that employee is a member of a targeted group as outlined in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The employer must submit an application within twenty-eight days of the qualified hire.

Targeted groups of workers who may quality for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit include:

  • Qualified short-term recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Qualified veterans receiving Food Stamps or with a service connected disability of unemployed
  • Ex-fealons hired no later than one year after conviction or release from prison
  • Vocation rehabilitation referral
  • Qualified Food Stamp recipients ages 18 to 39
  • Qualified Supplemental Security Income recipients (SSI)
  • Qualified long-term family assistance recipient

Contacts

State of California Employment Development Department
http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_Training/Work_Opportunity_Tax_Credit.htm

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