WOrk opportunity tax credits

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What is WOTC?

What is the 28 days rule?
Nebraska Department of Labor needs to receive your WOTC form within 28 days of the employees hire date.

Can I rehire someone in order to comply with the 28-day rule?
No! Employees who have previously worked for you or is a member of your family are not eligible.

Is there a minimum length of employment required?
The WOTC amount an employer is eligible for depends on the hours the new hire works. All new hires must work a minimum of 120 or 400 hours to qualify.

Can Non Profits or Tax-exempt Employers Apply?
Qualified tax-exempt organizations described in IRC Section 501(c) and exempt from taxation under IRC Section 501(a), may claim the credit for qualified veterans who begin work on or after Dec. 31, 2014, and before Jan. 1, 2020. 

*Tax-exempt employers may not claim the WOTC for other targeted group members.

Can I carry forward tax credits not used?
Yes, WOTC tax credits rules are the same as general business credits. You can carry forward unused tax credits for up to twenty (20) years & back one (1) year.

How do I file for WOTC?

After the required certification is secured, taxable employers claim the tax credit as a general business credit against their income tax.  InsurPayroll is very CPA friendly, we will provide your accountant with forms & instructions if necessary.

Can my accountant do this?

Many accountants prefer to refer their clients to us.  In fact, most of our clients are referrals from accountants. It's hard for CPA’s to have all new hires complete IRS Form 8850 within 28 days of their start date, and submit it with back-up documentation as often as required.  Screening for WOTC is included in our HR Services.

There’s a good chance your business may be eligible for tax credits — likely worth thousands of dollars per employee.  

Nebraska employers let millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed each year because they didn't know they qualified or weren't able to keep up with complex reporting requirements.  

InsurPayroll's stand-alone WOTC Screening service allows employers to identify and collect high dollar tax credits by removing the difficulty and time requirement involved.  

Unlimited Tax Credits

Full tax credits range between $2400 - $9600, per new hire.  There is no limit to how many you can receive.  In fact, high growth employers earn 6-figures in tax credits. 

Local Expertise

In the Omaha, Lincoln or Council Bluffs area? We can meet you face to face and also introduce you to pre-qualified new-hires ready to be hired.

Free Tax Credit Screening

No risk, just rewards.  Screening is done at no cost to you.  We get paid when you get paid.

"... 1 in 5 new hires qualifies their employer for a $2,400 tax credit." 
Frequently Asked Questions

(WOTC) Stands for Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which is a Tax Credit available to employers, rewarding them for each new hire that meets eligibility requirements. WOTC has proven to create a positive influence on federal unemployment levels, and also provides significant income tax savings for employers. Hiring a WOTC-eligible employee earns employers between $2,400 and $9,600 for each eligible new hire.

Who Is Eligible?

1 - Qualified veteran.

2 - Qualified IV-A recipient.

3 - Qualified ex-felon.

4 - Designated community resident.

5 - Vocational rehabilitation referral.

6 - Recipient of SNAP benefits (food stamps.

7 - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient.

8 - Longterm family assistance recipient.

9 - Qualified Long-term unemployment recipient.

10 - Qualified Summer Youth Employee.

What is the new hire qualification rate?

Based on our experience 10 - 25% of new hires qualify.

The below industries have the highest qualification rates.

  • Transportation & Trucking
  • Corporate Franchises
  • Large Retail Establishments
  • Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)
  • Staffing & Recruiting Agencies
  • Home Care & Health Care
  • Restaurant & Food Industry
  • Manufacturing & Distributing

How do I apply for a Work Opportunity Tax Credit?

Step 1. Your employees will fill out required forms electronically or on paper as a part of their payroll new hire paperwork.

Step 2. InsurPayroll will verify, process and track your application and your certification progress.

Step 3. Upon approval, you will receive your IRS certified Tax credit in the mail!

Heartland Workforce Solutions

(402) 444-4700

5752 Ames Ave

Omaha, NE 68104

The State of Nebraska's WOTC program is overseen by Heartland Workforce Solutions.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to give us or them a call.