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How to Apply: Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program
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STEP 1: Request access to the online application  

Email us at wotc_contact@jfs.ohio.gov your company's name, address, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), the names and email addresses of those employees authorized to enter information on your behalf. Once we process your request, you will receive an email with your username and a link to create your password. For security purposes, do not share usernames and passwords.

STEP 2: Complete form IRS 8850 and form ETA 9061  

IRS Form 8850 - "Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit"
Information can be typed directly into this form. Please refer to the form's instructions.

ETA 9061 - "Individual Characteristics Form (ICF)"  
Includes examples of supporting documents to prove target group eligibility.
 
Note: Spanish forms of IRS-8850 and ETA-9061 can be used as an aid to complete the forms in English forms.  ONLY English forms may be submitted.
Estas versiones en español le asistirán en completar los formularios en inglés, las únicas aceptadas.

Please note: ETA 9062 Conditional Certifications are currently not accepted.

Step 3: Log in to your WOTC online account and complete the request for certification

Applications must be submitted with 28 days of the start-to-work date to be considered timely.
 


Next day status - Check the status of your application requests by logging in to the online application. For definitions on status, look to the left navigation pane.

Record keeping - Keep copies of forms and supporting documentation.

                                                                                                                                        Last Updated: 10/28/2016