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Mass. Governor Proposes State WOTC Credit for Hiring Veterans

In his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker is proposing a state credit to small employers who hire WOTC qualified veterans. The credit would be up to $4,000 over two years, but would only be available to businesses with fewer than 100 employees. The proposed language of the legislation is: SECTION 35. […]

Colorado WOTC Bill Killed in Committee

Colorado House Bill 1372, which would have established a state WOTC to supplement the federal credit, was killed in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. Below is the audio of the bill’s sponsor, State Representative Dianne Primavera, explaining the fiscal necessity to abandon the bill at this time with the hope it could be reconsidered […]

Colorado WOTC Bill Moves Forward

Colorado House Bill 1372 passed a vote in the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee on April 5 on a party-line vote. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. In order to reduce fiscal complications, the bill was amended to begin on Jan. 1, 2018 instead of 2017.

Texas Introduces State WOTC Bill

In March, Texas House Member RenĂ© Oliveira introduced HB 3305, a bill to provide tax credits to businesses that hire certain employees. While not linked to WOTC to the same degree as Colorado’s HB 1372, it is certainly modeled after WOTC. The bill enumerates five categories of qualified employees focused on veterans and the unemployed. […]

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