Work Opportunity Tax Credits

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WOTC 3.0 — Coming Soon?

Could WOTC 3.0 be on the horizon?

Since the inception of WOTC back in 1996, the program has gone through several modifications; all geared toward promoting the hiring of individuals that face barriers to secure employment. For instance, what we refer to as the 2.0 version of the program went into effect several years ago. At the time, the most significant enhancement to the program was the long-awaited acceptance of an electronic signature for the time-sensitive Form 8850.

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Legislative Update – July 29, 2020

New Stimulus Bill in the Works

Senate Republicans just unveiled the initial draft of a trillion dollar stimulus bill. While the bill will require negotiation with Senate Democrats and is expected to undergo significant modification, there are several components that are positive, particularly for employers. Therefore, we want to share what we know about the bill so far and give you an idea of where things seem to be headed.

New WOTC Target Group

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Legislative Update October 28, 2020

Will WOTC get renewed?

As we enter the elections and remaining part of Q4, many companies are wondering about the status of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and its renewal. For those who may not know, the current WOTC program is set to expire on December 31, 2020, and unless congress passes legislation, the program will enter into a state of hiatus.

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Update on Tax Reform and its potential effect on WOTC

On September 27, the Republicans revealed the framework of what they hope to accomplish with tax reform. Herein is a general overview of their plan and the impact we believe it can have on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Considering the proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, deductions and credits are not necessary to the same degree that they were in the past. Under the Republicans’ framework, two popular credits are explicitly referenced to be continued:

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IRS Extends WOTC Form Filing Deadline

IRS Issues Notice to Extend WOTC Form Filing Deadline

On April 9, IRS issued Notice 2020-23 to provide relief relating to certain deadlines for taxpayers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency, declared in March of this year. Under the notice, a “time-sensitive act” due to be performed on or after April 1, 2020 and before July 15,2020 can be performed by July 15, 2020.

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Walton’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

As we navigate through this unprecedented environment, I felt it is important to take a moment to express our hope for you and your employee’s good and continuing health during this difficult time and to inform you of Walton’s plans to continue to deliver services and support for our clients. Walton has operational and technical services that are centralized to deliver support to our clients and distributed for technical operations.

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Senate passes H.R. 1865

We are almost at the finish line! As expected, this afternoon, the Senate passed H.R. 1865, Further Consolidated Appropriations, 2020, which contains a one-year extension of WOTC and a retroactive extension of Federal Empowerment Zone as well as Indian Employment Credit through December 31, 2020. The President is expected to sign the bill into law by tomorrow. Extenders’ provisions will become effective on the signing date, and official text of the new public law will be published in coming days. We will let you know once it’s signed into law!

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Breaking News: House Passes H.R. 1865

Important developments are happening very rapidly. As expected, yesterday afternoon, the House voted 297-120 to approve H.R. 1865, Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, with a one-year extension of WOTC, including VOW to Hire Heroes Act and retroactive extensions for Federal Empowerment Zones (FEZ) and the Indian Employment Credit (IEC).

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