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Workforce Solutions Capital Area can give you the information you need to make critical decisions for your business.

Tax Credit Consulting

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

WOTC is a federal income tax benefit administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for employers who hire individuals from specified target populations, including veterans. WOTC reduces a business’s federal tax liability, serving as an incentive to select job candidates who may be disadvantaged in their efforts to find employment.

More information on WOTC

Qualifying for WOTC

Employers are eligible for a tax credit when hiring individuals with specified barriers to employment identified as target groups. TWC will verify for employers which target group applies. Tax credits currently are available for hires in the following categories:

Target Group Maximum Tax Credit
Disabled veterans with a service-connected disability who have been unemployed for at least 6 months $9,600
Veterans who have been unemployed for at least 6 months $5,600
Disabled veterans with a service-connected disability $4,800
Veterans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits $2,400
Veterans who have been unemployed for at least 4 weeks $2,400
Target Group Maximum Tax Credit
Long-Term Family Assistance recipients who are members of a family that has received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for at least 18 consecutive months $9,000
TANF recipients $2,400

Designated community residents
Vocational rehabilitation referrals
SNAP recipients
Supplemental Security Income recipients
Summer Youth program participants who are 16 to 17 years old, work between May 1 and September 15, and live in an empowerment zone $1,200

Use the WOTC Calculator to see how much your business can earn in tax credits.

For more information on this program visit the WOTC website.

Labor Market Information (LMI)

At no cost, we can provide the following labor market information:

  • Employment and unemployment statistics
  • Wage information
  • Average weekly wage
  • Average wage per occupation
  • Wage comparison to other areas in the state and nation
  • Top paying occupations
  • Number of individuals in the civilian labor force and their occupational experience
  • List of the major area employers
  • List of industry sectors in Travis County and the percentage of industry composition
  • Demand/growing occupations in Travis County
  • Layoff statistics
  • Detailed Census data

Each month, we also post reports on the current labor market conditions for Capital Area (Travis County) and the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The reports contain such information as the unemployment rate, the average weekly wage, and employment by industry.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area - Business Solutions

Phone: 512.485.3790
Hours of Operation:
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Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

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North Center
6505 Airport Blvd, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 454-9675

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6505 Burleson Road, Goodwill Bldg
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 381-4200

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3401 Webberville Rd, Bldg 1000
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 223-5400

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