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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups which consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers. The WOTC is a tool in a diverse toolbox of flexible strategies designed to help people move from welfare to work and gain on-the-job experience. It joins other education and job training initiatives and targeted tax credits that help American workers prepare for good jobs; ease the transition from job to job; and create high performance workplaces.


Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program Brochure (Adobe PDF format).

The U.S. Department of Labor Employer's Guide to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (Adobe PDF format)

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If you cannot find answers to your questions among the topics listed in the left menu on this page, please contact your South Dakota State Coordinator.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Attn: Taunya Charlton, WOTC
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730