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Topic: Hiring Tax Credits

Tax Alert: New Relief Bill for Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and the California Wildfires

A bill to provide tax relief for the victims of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and certain California wildfires was introduced in the current lame duck session of the 115th Congress. This bill expands upon the previously presented Hurricane Florence Tax Relief Act bill to address the additional recent natural disasters, and signals the importance of […]

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Tax Alert: Potential New Credit for Employers Impacted by Hurricane Florence

The Hurricane Florence Tax Relief Act was recently proposed via House Bill 6854. If passed, this Bill would create a tax credit for businesses located in the Hurricane Florence Disaster Zone that experienced inoperability as a result of the storm. The potential credit would be 40% of up to $6,000 in wages paid to employees […]

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Tax Alert: Nevada WOTC Processing Improvements

The state of Nevada, which currently has the largest backlog of unprocessed Forms 8850, is automating their Work Opportunity Tax Credit processing system. This improvement will greatly improve the speed it takes to verify records necessary to qualify for certain categories of WOTC eligible populations.   This improvement, via a new software platform, is meant […]

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Tax Alert: California Hiring Credit Passes Committee Vote

As you know, First Advantage, in conjunction with the National Employment Opportunity Network (NEON), government relations, and lobbying experts, has been working on securing a California Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. We are pleased to report that on August 8th, AB-916, the bill proposing the state WOTC program, was passed by bipartisan unanimous 7-0 vote […]

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Tax Alert: WOTC Expansion Bill Proposed

  Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) recently introduced the Hire Student Veterans Act (HR-6392), meant to encourage the employment of student veterans. The bill would expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program by adding a target group for student veterans receiving GI benefits. If passed, employers that hire qualified student veterans may be eligible for […]

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Tax Alert: California Hiring Credit Update:

First Advantage, in conjunction with the National Employment Opportunity Network (NEON) and government relations and lobbying experts, has been continuing to work to secure a more lucrative California income tax credit for companies who hire certain categories of candidates to work in California locations. NEON is dedicated to supporting cost effective government incentives, and First […]

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New California Hiring Credit Proposed

California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent 2018-2019 budget proposal includes a new credit called the California Hiring Credit (“CHC”). The CHC is meant to supplement the existing, but underutilized and underperforming, New Employment Credit (“NEC”), which previously replaced the state’s Enterprise Zone Credit effective 2014-2020. Under the proposal, the NEC will continue to exist unmodified, but […]

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit: A Helping Hand for Job Seekers

Work Opportunity Tax Credit: A Helping Hand for Job Seekers There’s no question that employers are constantly on the lookout for that perfectly qualified candidate — one with the stellar resume, the glowing recommendations, the power suit, and a top-notch education, with years of experience. However, a sometimes overlooked U.S. business credit — the work […]

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Washington Update: WOTC, Tax Reform & Border Adjustment

In the wake of Republican efforts to initiate tax reform and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, employers are left wondering whether the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”) will survive.  While there is concern that lowering the corporate income tax rate while trying to achieve revenue neutrality puts most general business credits, including WOTC, at risk, there […]

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