Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program, employers have the opportunity to earn a federal tax credit between $1200 and $9600 per employee. This tax credit is dependent upon the new employee qualifying as a member of one of the below target groups and working a minimum of 120 hours in their first year.

  • Qualified Short-Term Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients
  • Qualified Veterans ( SNAP Recipients, Disabled, Unemployed)
  • Qualified Ex-Felons
  • Qualified Designated Community Residents (residing in an Empowerment Zone) Expired December 31, 2016
  • Qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Referred Individuals
  • Qualified Summer Youth (residing in an Empowerment Zone) Expired December 31, 2016
  • Qualified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipients
  • Qualified Supplemental Security Income Recipients (SSI)
  • Qualified Long-term Family Assistance Recipients
  • Qualified Long-term Unemployment Recipients *New

For more information on target group eligibility criteria, click here.

For more information on WOTC tax credit amounts, click here.

To read the WOTC Program Fact Sheet, click here.

How to Apply for the WOTC Tax Credit?

You may complete and submit IRS 8850 and ETA 9061 forms via our electronic WOTC (E-WOTC) application processing system. IRS form 8850 must be submitted within 28 days of the employee's start date.

To create an E-WOTC account, click here.

Already have an E-WOTC account, login here.

To read the E-WOTC User's Guide to the E-WOTC Application Processing System, click here.

To read the E-WOTC Terms and Conditions, click here.

WOTC Forms

More WOTC Program Information

Contacts

  • Nikki B. Darling, M.S.

    WOTC State Coordinator
    (850) 921-3299

WOTC Mailing Address

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program
MSC-G- 300, Caldwell Building
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4140

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