A Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that employers get for hiring certain people, such as those in target areas who have consistently faced barriers to employment. For example, the WOTC frequently applies to minorities or people with disabilities—demographics that, without the WOTC, may usually have a hard time finding long-term employment but want to earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers. And depending on the person you hire, you could receive a maximum WOTC from $1,200 to $9,600.
There’s a good chance you may be, as there are 12 usual groups of job seekers that qualify you for the WOTC:
However, despite this wide range of employee groups that will qualify you for the WOTC, there are a few that will not: