Tax Incentives for Employers

Find tax incentives for employers, including tax credits and deductions for expanding and accommodating new hires.

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): The WOTC can reduce an employer’s federal tax liability by up to $9,600 per new hire. This federal income tax credit is available to employers who hire people from certain targeted groups.
  • Disabled Access Credit: This employer incentive helps small businesses cover the cost of making their businesses accessible to persons with disabilities. The maximum amount of the credit is $5,000. See IRS Form 8826 Disabled Access Credit for further information.
  • Architectural and Transportation Tax Deduction: Businesses can take an annual deduction of up to $15,000 for expenses related to removing architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and the elderly.

Last Revised: 04/28/2021

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