PROCESSING UPDATE - IRS RELIEF:
For employers who submitted applications via the electronic application for the IRS Relief Period, you will need to verify the applications were accepted. Due to an issue with the application from March 19, 2013 until yesterday, April 16, 2013 applications were not being accepted if the STW date was more than 28 days old. A resolution to the error has been implemented and the electronic application is now accepting these applications. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS April 29, 2013. Please ensure these applications have been accepted and if not, please resubmit for processing.
Status of VOW target group applications
The Ohio WOTC office has implemented updates to the automated application for Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) as of April 25, 2013. All applications will be reviewed against the VOW criteria. The WOTC office will provide a review of applications that may have processed incorrectly based on the old Veteran or Unemployed Veteran criteria.
Current notifications for VOW will include "VOW" as a reference. Customers do not need to take any additional action at this time.
For additional USDOL updates, check out their What's new in WOTC page.
Want to take advantage of tax credits available for your company? A cost-effective and streamlined way to request your tax credits is through the use of Ohio's online application. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Note: applications must be submitted to the Ohio WOTC Office within 28 days of the start to work date to meet the timely filing criteria. Don’t miss this tax credit by missing the deadline!
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax incentive program for businesses hiring individuals who face significant barriers to employment. The employer or agent must apply for, and receive, certification from us to claim these tax credits.
Your benefits to requesting certifications online include:
- Reduced postage fees
- Immediate postmark date
- Expedited processing
- Next day status
- Immediate issue resolution
Agents acting on behalf of employers must send us a valid Power of Attorney.
Start the Certification process now.
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, OH 43216-1618
Toll-free phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option 9
Last Updated: 05/09/2013