Work Opportunities Tax Credit (WOTC)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit for private, for-profit employers to encourage hiring jobseekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment, such as some Hoosier Veteran groups, individuals who have utilized welfare programs, ex-felons, individuals with disabilities and certain groups of Hoosier youth. Click here to visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website for more information about the program and eligibility. Click here to visit the IRS website for more information about the program, how to claim the tax credit and who can claim the tax credit.

How to apply electronically (recommended)

You can now apply electronically by registering and following these simple steps:

  1. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt and approval of your registration.
  2. Login to e-WOTC and continue with your registration.
  3. Refer to the User's Guide (Coming Soon) and Terms and Conditions for questions on how to apply electronically.

How to apply by mail

If you would rather submit your request by mail, complete and send your IRS Form 8850 and ETA Form 9061 to the address below. If Long Term Unemployed is the target group, Form 9175 must be completed and submitted.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program, SE311
10 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact/More Information

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