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What Is The Process For Applying For Wotc?

The first step is pre­screening to determine eligibility. The jobseeker or the employer must complete the Individual Characteristics Form, Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Welfare­to­Work Tax Credit, ETA 9061.

The employer and the jobseeker must complete the Pre­Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity and Welfare­to­Work Credits, Form 8850.

The employer and the jobseeker must sign the Form 8850, under penalty of perjury, attesting that the jobseeker is a member of a target group.

The employer then sends the Form 8850 and the ETA 9061 to the EDD, requesting certification for the WOTC. The Form 8850 must be postmarked no later than the 21st day after the jobseeker begins work.

Mail the Form 8850 with the ETA 9061 attached to:

WOTC Center
P. O. Box 1408
Roseville, CA 95678­8408
The above referenced forms can be downloaded from the EDD WOTC Website.

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