Work Opportunity Tax Credit Web Interface  v1.6.7.19

Mike DeWine - Governor

Matt Damschroder - Director

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
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WOTC Tax Credits are administered by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.
Ohio processes requests in accordance with the business rules established by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor for all target groups.

To expedite processing submit your application via this online system.
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Application Process (Tuesday, January 25, 2022)

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services processes federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) Tax Credits in accordance with the business rules established by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor.

We are working hard to improve processing times. At this time, w
e can no longer accept emailed lists of applications that are currently in the certification/denial process. All applications will be processed in the order they were received. We appreciate your patience.

POA update emails being sent (Wednesday, July 6, 2022)

Ohio WOTC is working on all NPC/NPD applications.  We will be sending the email below to you if you have an application on file that is in NPC/NPD status.  Please provide the updated POA information,  for the time period in question, as soon as possible to As always, reach out if you have questions. 

Thank you for submitting a WOTC application utilizing the on-line Ohio WOTC portal.   It has come to our attention that the Power of Attorney (POA) information currently on file needs to be updated. To update the POA on file submit IRS Form 2848 for employers associated with the following control numbers.


Please submit the updated POA to as soon as possible for timely processing of pending applications.


IRS and WOTC August in person presentations (Friday, August 5, 2022)

ODJFS Co-hosting Regional Tax Credit Forums for Small Businesses


COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder announced today that the agency will co-host five regional forums throughout the state in August to explain how small businesses can earn tax credits through the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. The WOTC program offers a federal tax incentive for employers that hire individuals from targeted groups, including veterans, public assistance recipients, restored citizens, individuals with disabilities, and others.

“We encourage small businesses to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this program,” Damschroder said. “WOTC tax credits lower tax bills dollar for dollar. Applying is simple, and there is no limit to the number of new hires who may qualify.”

The tax credits range from $2,400 to $9,600, depending on the target group. Since October 2021, ODJFS has certified more than 100,000 WOTC applications. As a result, thousands of Ohio employers have received more than $240 million in tax credits.

The forums will be led by Ohio WOTC Program Administrator BJ Knutson and a representative from the Internal Revenue Service Stakeholder Liaison Office. The forums are free, but space is limited. To register for any of the sessions below, please email

WOTC Regional Forums

Columbus: Aug.10 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Linden Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Meeting Room 1, 2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211

Cleveland: Aug. 11 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Parma-Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Conference Room A and B, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Toledo: Aug. 17 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Oregon Branch, Lucas County Public Library, Conference Room A, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon, Ohio 43616

Cincinnati: Aug. 24 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Pleasant Ridge Branch, Cincinnati Public Library, Meeting Room, 6233 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

New Philadelphia: Aug. 31 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tuscarawas County Public Library, Meeting Room, 121 Fair Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

To learn more about the WOTC program, visit


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services manages vital programs that strengthen Ohio families. These include job training and employment services, unemployment insurance, cash and food assistance, child care,
child and adult protective services, adoption, and child support services.

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Ohio Department of Job & Family Services  ●  Workforce Development, WOTC Section