Work Opportunity Tax Credit ... What's in it for My Business?


For Immediate Release
Diane Neri: (712) 233-9030, Ext. 1037

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Sioux City, IOWA – Jeanne Sorenson – Wright, Workforce Programs Coordinator with Iowa Workforce Development will be speaking on the subject of Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Employers’ Council and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will be hosting this meeting. The event will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The location is at the Lohff Schuman Community Center at 301 Lohff Schuman Dr, Holstein, IA.

Learn about the rural renewal tax credit that allows a tax credit for hiring individuals, age 18-39, who live in the following Iowa counties: Audubon, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, & Sac. This new legislation authorizes eligible employers to claim up to $2,400 in work opportunity tax credits (WOTC) by employing 18-39 year-old residents of rural renewal counties.

During this presentation, you will learn about WOTC tax credit:


• What is it?
• Who is in the targeted groups?
• How does it apply to persons with disabilities?
• Who is eligible?
• What is the amount?
• What are the Minimum Employment Requirements?
• Who provides WOTC certification?
How do I file for this credit?
• Where can I obtain additional information?


Business owners, human resource professionals, and payroll administrators should attend this session.

There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. To register for the meeting, contact Diane Neri, Iowa Workforce Development, at (712) 233-9030, Ext. 1037 or by e-mail at

. Please register by Monday, October 15, 2007.

Employers’ Council is an employer group, supported locally by Iowa Workforce Development, and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This employers group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers.