What is WOTC?

WOTC is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, a tax credit program that benefits employers who hire individuals from specific eligible target groups. Eligible target groups face barriers to employment, therefore if you employ a qualifying individual from one of these groups, you may meet the requirements to receive the tax credit.

WOTC Target Groups

  • Veterans
  • Long-Term or Short-Term Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipient
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipient
  • Designated Community Resident
    • Rural Renewal Counties or Empowerment Zones
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Referral
  • Ex-Felon
  • Supplemental Security Income Recipient
  • Summer Youth Employee

For descriptions and details on who is eligible, refer to the US Department of Labor’s Employer’s Guide to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.