If you hired from certain “target groups” in 2017 and obtained proper certification, you can claim the Work Opportunity tax credit (WOTC) on your 2017 return. Also keep the WOTC in mind in your 2018 hiring. Despite its proposed elimination, the credit survived the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December. Examples of target groups include qualified veterans, the long-term unemployed, ex-felons and certain government assistance recipients. The credit ranges from $2,400 to $9,600 per hire. Contact us for more information.
Author: Jeff Lucke
Jeff Lucke, CPA, is the founder of Lucke & Associates, with an entrepreneurial background. Jeff has had ownership interests in businesses within several industries including automotive, construction, healthcare, telecommunications, and restaurants, as well as being active in real estate. As an owner of a growing CPA firm and other businesses, he has gained unique insights into the challenges and issues that face other growing businesses that most other CPAs do not have. This kind of knowledge ultimately benefits every one of the firm’s clients. He is very involved with clients and becomes deeply involved in their businesses and helping them succeed. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; his professional affiliations include the AICPA and KSCPA. Jeff currently serves a board member for his community on the Construction Financial Managers Association, the American Diabetes Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.