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    New York Workers with Disabilities Tax Credit (WDTC)

    For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and before January 1, 2020, this tax credit is available to qualified employers subject to tax under Article 9-A or 22 and employs qualified individuals with disabilities.

    To qualify for the tax credit, businesses must:

    • be a certified participant in the Workers with Disabilities Tax Credit Program;
    • have paid qualified wages to a qualified employee; and
    • have received the final Certificate of Eligibility from DOL.

    The credit is equal to 15% of the qualified wages paid during the tax year to a qualified full-time employee who works at least six months for at least 30 hours per week and 10% of the qualified wages paid during the tax year to a qualified part-time employee who works at least six months for at least eight hours per week. The maximum amount of credit allowed per qualified employee for any tax year is $5,000 for a full-time employee and $2,500 for a part-time employee.

    New York Workers (with Disabilities) Employment Tax Credit (WETC)

    A qualified employee is an employee who:

    • qualifies as a vocational rehabilitation referral for purposes of the federal work opportunity credit under IRC section 51 (see federal Form 5884);
    • has worked for the employer on a full-time basis for at least 180 days or 400 hours (does not need to be continuous); and
    • is certified by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), or by the State of New York Office of Children and Family Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), as a person with a disability that constitutes or results in a substantial handicap to employment and who has completed or is receiving services under an individualized written rehabilitation plan approved by VESID or by CBVH.

    The New York credit amount is 35% of the first $6,000 of qualified first-year wages or qualified second-year wages. A credit of up to $2,100 per employee is available.

    New York Hire a Veteran Credit

    The credit is equal to 10% of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during the veteran’s first full year of employment, but not more than $5,000. If the qualified veteran is a disabled veteran, the credit is equal to 15% of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during the veteran’s first full year of employment, but not more than $15,000.

    To qualify for the tax credit, businesses must:

    • Be subject to tax under Tax law Article 9-A, 22 or 33;
    • Hire a qualified veteran who begins his or her employment on or after January 1, 2014, but before January 1, 2020; and
    • Employ the qualified veteran in New York State for one year or more for at least 35 hours each week.

    New York Youth Jobs Program Tax Credit

    To qualify for the tax credit, businesses must:

    • Have physical locations in New York State that are in good legal standing
    • Be subject to tax under Articles 9-A and 22; however, credit is not allowed against the metropolitan transportation business tax (MTA surcharge) under Article 9-A
    • Be certified to participate in the program
    • Employ certified youth ages 16-24 residing in New York State
    • Have received a certificate of tax credit from the NYS Department of Labor

    Credit Amounts:

    • Full Time (35+ hours per week); $7,500 max
    • Part Time (20-34 hrs/wk or 10-34 hrs/wkif enrolled in High School); $3,750max

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