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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

2016 version of WOTC form 8850 and instructions reflect PATH Act changes

2016 version of WOTC form 8850 and instructions reflect PATH Act changes

Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (rev. March 2016). Instructions for Form 8850 (rev. March 2016). IRS has issued a revised version of Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, along with revised Instructions. The revisions reflect changes made by the Protecting […]

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Transitional relief enables eligible employers to claim revived WOTC

Transitional relief enables eligible employers to claim revived WOTC

Notice 2016-22, 2016-13 IRB Notice 2016-22 – Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Guidance and Transition Relief A new notice carries transitional relief for eligible employers who want to claim the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC), as retroactively extended by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the Act, P.L. 114-113). The transitional relief […]

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Revised form instructions reflect “windfall” business credits for 2015

Revised form instructions reflect “windfall” business credits for 2015

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-113, 12/18/2015) contains a fair number of “windfall” business tax breaks for 2015—i.e., tax breaks available on the 2015 return even though they were off the books when the events triggering the breaks occurred. Three of these breaks are highlighted in recently updated 2015 […]

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Year-end planning: hire eligible workers before 2014 to qualify for the WOTC

Year-end planning: hire eligible workers before 2014 to qualify for the WOTC

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a valuable tax break for businesses that hire workers from certain targeted groups. However, under current law, qualifying hires must begin work for the employer before Jan. 1, 2014. Although Congress may extend the WOTC, it’s far from a sure thing. Thus, employers planning to add workers, and […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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