Tax Credits and Federal Bonding
Federal Tax Credit: Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit incentive that Congress provides to employers for hiring individuals who often experience significant barriers to employment. The main objective of this program is to enable those employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while the participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability. The credit is worth up to $2,400 per qualified worker and includes minimum employment or retention periods.
Federal Bonding Program
The bonds issued by the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) serve as a job placement tool by guaranteeing to the employer the job honesty of at-risk job seekers. Employers receive the bonds free-of-charge as an incentive to hire hard-to-place job applicants as wage earners. The FBP bond insurance was designed to reimburse the employer for any loss due to employee theft of money or property with no deductible amount to become the employer's liability (i.e., 100% bond insurance coverage).