Legislative update: The impact tax reform will have on WOTC

With the start of a new administration, we have received several inquiries from clients concerning the impact the Trump tax reform proposals will have on WOTC.  The fact is that no one yet knows for sure what is going to happen, but we feel it’s important to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know so far and our expectations for the future. Here’s what we know…
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BeneStream Announces Partnership with Walton Management Services, Inc. to Bring New Cost-Savings Program to Businesses

Partnership combines Walton’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit platform with BeneStream’s Medicaid Migration™ product New York, NY, June 1, 2016 - BeneStream today announced a partnership with Walton Management Services, a leading provider of tax credit and incentives consulting services. This relationship will enable the seamless incorporation of BeneStream’s signature product, Medicaid Migration™ into Walton’s award-winning Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”) screening t...
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Funding to State Workforce Agencies

State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) responsible for the administration of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program are working diligently to process retroactive and current WOTC Program certification requests.   
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WOTC Program Transitional Relief Announced

Recently released IRS Notice 2016-22 provides for a transitional relief period for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program, providing businesses with the opportunity to retroactively capture the WOTC Program for hires made prior to its reauthorization i.e., the “hiatus” or period of time in which the WOTC Program was expired due to Congressional inaction on the tax extenders bill.  Businesses may now retroactively screen and pursue the WOTC Program for employees that were not screened during hiatus or, for those businesses that chose to do so, allows for c...
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PATH Act Effects Code Section 179

The PATH Act increased the expensing break for qualifying real estate improvements. It also made it easier for improvements to qualify for bonus first-year depreciation, but the determinations of qualifying improvements and expenses are more complex.  The detail of these new complications is lengthy, but, as summarized by Thomas Reuters in their Checkpoint New dated March 8, 2016, as a general rule, the cost of commercial real estate improvements is recovered over a period of 39 years via straight line depreciation only.  “However, for specially defined categories of r...
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Mississippi Businesses Benefit From Major Economic Impact Act

Certified businesses that construct a plant engaged in the manufacture of tires or other related rubber or automotive products and enterprises owning or operating maritime fabrication and assembly facilities are eligible for up to 25 years in exemptions against corporate income tax on income arising from the project. Qualifying projects for tire or other related rubber or automotive manufacturing plant projects are those projects commencing aft...
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Michigan Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2035, businesses operating a qualifying data center and eligible co-located businesses may claim a sales and use tax exemption for the sale, use, or consumption of data center equipment used in a qualified data center or co-located in the qualifying data center.  Contractors providing construction materials affixed to a qualified data center and meeting certain construction methodology requirements also qualify.  The Ac...
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North Dakota Extends and Amends Tax Credits

Automation Tax Credit Extended   North Dakota allows primary sector businesses to claim a tax credit against the purchase of machinery and equipment used in the automation of a manufacturing process.  While this tax ...
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Automation Tax Credit Extended in North Dakota

North Dakota allows primary sector businesses to claim a tax credit against the purchase of machinery and equipment used in the automation of a manufacturing process.  While this tax credit has been extended to the 2016 and 2017 tax years, the funding for the tax credit program has been reduced to $500,000 per...
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Automation Tax Credit Extended in North Dakota

North Dakota allows primary sector businesses to claim a tax credit against the purchase of machinery and equipment used in the automation of a manufacturing process.  While this tax credit has been extended to the 2016 and 2017 tax years, the funding for the tax credit program has been reduced to $500,000 per...
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