Businesses have the opportunity to receive tax incentives for employing individuals that meet the requirements of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.
On August 20, 1996, President Clinton signed the Small Business Job Protection Act. This Act includes the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program. The Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, Sect. 604 and 605 extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.
Employers must complete and sign an original Pre-Screening Notification Internal Revenue Service Form 8850 (Instructions) within 28 days of the applicant start date. Pre-Screening Notification must be sent to:
- Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program
- 851 Werner Court
- Casper, Wyoming 82601
The Pre-Screening Notification must be sent to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services within 28 days of the start work date to be considered. Faxes cannot be accepted. If this request is accompanied by the Individual Characteristics Form ETA 9061, processing time will be shortened.
The qualified employee can earn the required number of work hours at any time during a one-year period from the original start to work date, as long as they were certified at the original hire.