The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal income tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals who have faced significant barriers to employment. Members can receive federal income tax credits for each qualified hire.

Members receive up to $9,600 in federal income tax credits per hire.

At least 41% of working age adults are likely to qualify for WOTC according to U.S. Dept. of Labor data.

Qualifications for New Hires

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program enables employers to obtain tax credits for hiring individuals who come from certain target groups. This group includes:

  • Qualified veterans
  • Individuals or family members receiving government social services (such as TANF, SNAP/food stamps, benefits, etc.)
  • Residents of designated communities
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Youths hired for summer jobs in designated communities

Depending on the target group, most maximum credits range from $2,400 to $9,600 per employee.

Your Eligible Applicants

You don’t have to change your hiring practices or standards to take advantage of WOTC. McKenzie Chase will work with you to screen applicants and employees for eligibility then process all of the required forms to claim tax credits – which are delivered directly to you or processed electronically through e-credits.

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