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Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Program Overview 

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federally-funded program that reduces the federal tax liability of private-for-profit, and in some instances non-profit employers hiring new employees from eligible target groups. Credit amounts are based upon a percentage of wages paid to, and hours worked by, properly certified employees.

Program Dates: Congressional legislation governs the WOTC that is available to employers on a year-round basis. Current legislative authority ends December 31, 2019.

Program Coordinator: James Clopton

Program Email: does.wotc@dc.gov

Program Phone: (202) 698-5700

Program Fax: (202) 698-5809

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

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