Department of Employment Services

DC Agency Top Menu

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

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.

DOES WOTC Disclosure:

DOES WOTC Boilerplate for use on the DOES WOTC online system and DOES WOTC internal and external websites.

A legal forms holder must be designated to hold (maintain) original signature documents (IRS 8850, ETA 9061 and any supporting documentation provided to the state) for a period of five years from the year that the tax credit is filed by the employer.
Designation as the legal forms holder authorizes the legal forms holder to enter data or batch upload original signature documents and submit information electronically to the DC WOTC Program Coordinator.  The electronic submission of the required information must occur no later than 28 business days, after the employee’s start date as indicated on the IRS 8850. The electronic submission date for each application serves as its postmark date.
If you are not designated as the legal forms holder, you cannot submit data electronically, but you can utilize the automated WOTC system to enter and print supporting or decision documents. Send the original signature documents (IRS 8850, ETA 9061, and any supporting documentation) to the DC WOTC Program Coordinator, postmarked no later than 28 business days after the employee’s start date as indicated on the IRS 8850, and maintain a copy for your records.

All legal forms holders may be subject to audit by the Internal Revenue Service.

Program Details

Program Updates

How To Apply

Program Coordinator: James Clopton

Program Email: [email protected]

Program Phone: (202) 698-5700

Program Fax: (202) 698-5809

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