Assistance & Incentives
Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) promotes the hiring of individuals who qualify as members of target groups, by providing a federal tax credit incentive of up to $9,000 for employers who hire them. The Employment Development Department is the WOTC certifying agency for California employers.
Homeless Hiring Tax Credit
California’s governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 150 establishing the Homeless Hiring Tax Credit (HHTC). The credit is available for taxable years beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2026. Employers may receive $2,500 to $10,000 in tax credit per eligible employee based on the actual hours worked in the taxable year. Employers may claim up to $30,000 of credit per taxable year.
For information on the Homeless Hiring Tax Credit visit the State of California Fanchise Tax Board website.