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Hiring Incentives for Business
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.
WOTC reduces an employer's cost of doing business and require little paperwork. Helping those most in need find and retain jobs, and gain on-the-job experience, benefits all employers and increase America's economic growth and productivity.
Enter, upload, manage and print your applications online using our new eWOTC system!
The Federal Bonding Program provides Fidelity Bonds, an insurance policy that protects the employer in case of any loss of money or property due to employee dishonesty, for anyone not eligible for commercial bonding. There is no cost to the employers or employees. It is a unique tool to help a job applicant with risk factors let and keep a job.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Hiring Initiative
On the Job Training (OJT) provides reimbursements to employers to help compensate for the costs associated with training and loss of production for newly hired employees.
WDVA Veteran Employment Grant Program
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) are proud to offer the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Grant Program to encourage Wisconsin employers to hire and retain eligible Veterans.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Initiatives
OJT Hiring Initiative
The DVR OJT Hiring Initiative can cover 50% of the salary and fringe expenses of a qualified DVR job seeker with a disability hired by your company for up to 90 days.
Disability Access Credit (IRS Code Section 44)
- Available to small businesses for expenses paid or incurred to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- The small business must have 30 or fewer full-time employees or have revenues below $1,000,000.
- 50% of the expense over $250 and not exceeding $10,250 is applicable. The credit may not exceed $5,000 annually.
Barrier Removal Deduction (IRS Code Section 190)
- Available to make facilities or public transportation vehicles more accessible.
- The deduction is up to $15,000 annually. Amounts over $15,000 may be depreciated.