Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program Specialists

Turning HR into a Profit CenterTM

The Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

Potential For Reduced Tax Liability Employers hiring target group employees may be eligible to reduce their federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per employee hired.
Employers Make the Hiring Decision WOTC reduces an employer's cost of doing business and requires little paperwork, while helping those in need to find and retain good jobs.
The U.S. Economy Benefits The success and growth of this income tax credit for private-sector business is beneficial for all who participate, while increasing America's economic growth and productivity

Each year, employers claim over $1 billion in tax credits under the WOTC Program, yet companies are missing out on billions more in savings; the administrative burden of applying for the credits keeps many businesses from participating.

The amount of the tax credit that employers can claim depends on the target group of the individual hired, the wages paid to that individual, and the number of hours that individual worked during the first year of employment. There is also a maximum tax credit that can be earned for each target group.

WMS has specialized in WOTC and its predecessor programs for 35 years, and our process for capturing these credits is straightforward and simple.  WMS will translate your existing hiring practices into significant tax savings, without any administrative headaches. WMS offers clients flexible options for processing:

  • Full service option – WMS provides true BPO servicing
  • Subscription based service – self-administration with full system automation and back up support from WMS if needed, when needed
  • Hybrid Integrations, no cost process changes, period evaluations to ensure you are receiving the best priced processing option for you


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