COVID-19 relief bill extends WOTC benefits The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (“WOTC”) and the Empowerment Zone Program (“EZ”) will continue to pay hiring tax credits through 2025. The Indian Employment Tax Credit (“IETC”) was extended only through the end of 2021. If you’re taking advantage of these programs, great. If not, now’s a good time to get started. On average 15% of the people you’ll hire next year will qualify for WOTC and the average credit is around $1,500 (these are our company’s averages after 20 years of helping companies administer this labor-intensive program). Here’s the math: number of

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