Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

The WOTC promotes the hiring of individuals who qualify as members of target groups, by providing a federal tax credit incentive of up to $9,600 for employers who hire them.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-240) extends the WOTC to December 31, 2013. The WOTC has two purposes:

  • To promote the hiring of individuals who qualify as a member of a target group.
  • To provide a federal tax credit to employers who hire these individuals.

The Employment Development Department is the WOTC certifying agency for California employers.

Apply for Work Opportunity Tax Credits

The eWOTC is the new online service to submit the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Request for Certification Applications; and view and manage submitted applications. The eWOTC system significantly increases efficiency in processing new applications and decreases the waiting period for approvals. 

To take full advantage of the benefits offered by eWOTC, effective May 1, 2014, employers with 25 or more employees and all agents/consultants must complete a one-time eWOTC enrollment process to be able to submit online WOTC Request for Certification Applications.

Employers with 24 employees or less, without agent/consultant representation, are also encouraged to submit new applications online through eWOTC, but they also have the option to mail the applications to:

Employment Development Department
Attn: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Authorization Center
2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Please note that mailed applications will take longer to process.

Enroll in eWOTC: First time users need to enroll first to use eWOTC.

Login to eWOTC: If you have already enrolled, log in to use eWOTC. Visit the e-Services for Business page and select the “Work Opportunity Tax Credit Online (eWOTC) Login” link.

For technical assistance with eWOTC, please contact the WOTC Customer Service Team

WOTC Information

Contact WOTC

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) representatives are available to assist you by phone, fax, mail, e-mail or online. Visit the Contact WOTC for more information.

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