IRS Issues Hurricane Ida WOTC Tax Relief in 5 States


In light of Hurricane Ida, the IRS has provided tax relief to employers in FEMA-declared disaster areas including the entire state of Louisiana, and certain areas in Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The IRS tax relief extends the 28-day deadline for submitting Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) certifications in the aforementioned locations. In…

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IRS Issues WOTC Directive on When to Apply a Certification

The IRS issued a directive that should make it easier for employers administering the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program to receive tax credits in the year employer certifications are issued. The issuance of WOTC certifications by State Workforce Agencies is often delayed and employers sometimes don’t receive them until the following year. This process…

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OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions in Light of Hurricane Devastation

OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions in light of Hurricane Devastation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued temporary contracting requirement exemptions for new contracts in light of Hurricanes Michael and Florence. The exemptions state that new federal contracts will be exempt from having to develop written affirmative action programs under Executive Order 11246; The Vietnam Era Veterans…

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