Job & Family Services Work Opportunity Tax Credit
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How to Participate: Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program

STEP 1: Request access to the online application

To request access to enter data electronically through the WOTC online application, submit your company's name and address, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), and the names of employees you authorize to use the system on your company letterhead. Scan your letter and email it to us at Once we process your request, authorized employees will receive log in information. For security purposes, do not share usernames and passwords.

STEP 2: Complete the IRS 8850 and 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

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.

If you are not using the online application, mail us the two original, signed forms and any requested documentation no later than 28 calendar days of the employee's start-to-work date. Our address is listed on the Contacts link in our top left navigation pane.

                                                                                                                                        Last Updated: 07/10/2014