At WorkForce West Virginia, our goal is to strengthen West Virginia’s business climate by supporting our state’s strong business partners – from startups to global businesses – and that means connecting you with tax credits that may be available to you to help your business grow and thrive.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The WOTC is a federal tax credit program that offers significant incentives for employers who hire and retain individuals from specific target groups that have previously experienced difficulty in securing employment.
Through this tax credit program, employers can:
How to Apply for the Credit
We try and make the process simple and efficient. To apply for the WOTC, employers must complete two forms:
Note: Employers must provide required documentation and original signatures. Employers must meet the filing deadline-applications must be postmarked within 28 days of start work date.
How to Access Required Forms
Both the IRS 8850 and the Department of Labor ETA 9061 can be downloaded from the WOTC homepage:
Employers may call the WOTC state office to request forms.