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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal hiring incentive program that allows your restaurant to receive up to $9,600 in tax credits per each eligible new hire.

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    The restaurant industry is well known for having a high churn rate. This is certainly a challenge. However, there is a significant opportunity to recover turnover costs by taking advantage of employment hiring incentives.

    Entry-level positions available in the foodservice industry are often ideal starting places for groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged in hiring. This includes veterans, at-risk youth, low-income families, and reformed felons. Because hiring individuals in these target categories can come with significant tax incentives, restaurants should definitely make WOTC screening a part of their best practices for on-boarding new employees. For this, you can call upon the tax credit specialists at Synergi Partners to ensure your restaurant secures all available credit and savings potential.

    Hiring incentives or tax credits have been in place since the mid-70’s. They were created by the government to motivate employers to hire job seekers that have difficulty obtaining employment. Tax credits range in value from $1,200 to $9,600 per qualified hire.

    Federal Hiring Incentives

    Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal hiring incentive program that allows your business to receive up to $9,600 in tax credits per each eligible new hire.

    The partnership between and Synergi positions you for success, growth and profitability. We recognize your need for great talent and industry leading tax credit consulting and technology. We look forward to having you as part of our family. Please follow the instructions below to get started.

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal hiring incentive that provides a tax credit worth up to $9,600 if your company is hiring from any one of the following groups:

    • A member of a family that is a Qualified Food Stamp Recipient
    • A member of a family that is a Qualified Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Recipient
    • Qualified Veterans
    • Qualified Ex-Felons, Pardoned, Paroled or Work Release Individuals
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals
    • Qualified Summer Youths
    • Qualified Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients
    • Qualified Individuals living within an Empowerment Zone or Rural Renewal Community
    • Long Term Family Assistance Recipient (TANF) – formerly known as Welfare to Work
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    Tax credits off-set tax liability dollar for dollar. Some companies use credits in their tax planning to off-set quarterly estimated payments. Some companies use credits at the end of their tax year against annual tax liability. In the event of no tax liability, tax credits can be carried forward for up to twenty years. Consult with your tax professional for how to best use these incentives.

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    The life of a tax credit can be a year or more. The process begins with screening your new hires and ends with delivery of a certified and calculated tax credit. We manage this for you.

    Synergi beats the competition when it comes to screening, eligibility, forms compliance, certifications, and reporting

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