The legislative authority for the
WOTC program, which had expired on December 31, 2014, has been
extended. President Obama signed H.R. 2029, “Consolidated
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016” on December 18, 2015. The
current Act extends the WOTC program through December 31, 2019,
and retroactively reauthorizes the program for new employees hired
on or after January 1, 2015.
At this time, the U.S. Department of Labor is
working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue
reauthorization guidance to the state workforce agencies and the
Employers should continue to submit WOTC
applications to state workforce agencies within 28 calendar days
after the new hire's start date.
For further information, visit the IRS
Website, or look for updates on ETA's national WOTC
website at www.doleta.gov/wotc
under "What's New."