Work Opportunity Tax Credit Web Interface  v1.8.1.1

Mike DeWine - Governor

Matt Damschroder - Director

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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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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Out of State notices (Tuesday, February 6, 2024)

Recently, we sent out deficiency notices for older Out of State applications. For the applications you received a deficiency notice on it is because of an identity verification issue.In order for Ohio to process the application further, the identity of the applicant will need to be verified. Without this verification we can not certify an application. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to improve Ohio WOTC.

Agent Application Entry Tip  (Monday, February 12, 2024)

Upon entry of an application, if the FEIN does not automatically populate, please enter the entire FEIN and tab over to the next field to complete the application.

Important 9198 update (Friday, February 16, 2024)

Agents, please be mindful that 9198's are due.   Ohio WOTC would like to have all updated 9198's by March 31, 2024.

9198 Employer Representative Declaration Form

Allow for 1-3 days to process 

9198 must be on file and processed prior to submitting a WOTC application

The effective date of the 9198 must be on or before the hire date 

The employer's signature must be the effective date of the 9198

Contact our office immediately if you do not see the 9198 updated on your list or if you have questions. 



EX-Felon Processing  (Tuesday, April 9, 2024)

Our office has recently noticed that some of the supporting documentation being provided for the ex-felon target group is not an acceptable form of documentation. Please remember supporting documentation must clearly show the conviction or release date.   I have provided a list of acceptable documents below:

State of Ohio Ex-felon verification form

Parole Officer's Name and signed Statement on Letterhead

Correctional Institution Records

Court Records from the county website

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) website

Release Papers from ODRC (received in their exit packet)

Releasee ID from ODRC (received in their exit packet) 

To obtain an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction report you can contact ODRC-Records Management at 614.752.1080 or Bureau of Sentence Computation.   

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