The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit in the United States designed to incentivize employers to hire employees from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, individuals on public assistance, and ex-felons.
The credit is available to eligible employers who hire individuals from these ten target groups and who meet certain requirements. The amount of the credit is based on a percentage of the first-year wages paid to the eligible employee, with a maximum credit available per employee.
The average tax credit is around $2,400 and around 10-15% of new hires may be eligible.
How iRecruit Can Help!
WOTC Screening can be included in iRecruit, as part of the application process, or in iConnect, as part of your new hire (online) paperwork. iRecruit improved its WOTC integration to make this easier for our customers.
How to Add WOTC Screening to your Onboarding Process
It’s easy to add WOTC screening to your onboarding process with iRecruit.
- Application Screening – add the WOTC forms to your application process. A form will popup when the applicant has completed the application as a first step. With this option you will be able to see if the candidate is potentially WOTC eligible right away.
- Screening During Onboarding – the most common way to do WOTC screening. Include the WOTC questionnaire link with all of your onboarding forms such as the I-9 and W-4. CMS will take it from there. CMS, the publisher of iRecruit, has been providing WOTC screening services for over 25 years and are experts in this field.
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