The bill would make four changes to the WOTC program:
- 1. Increase the amount of qualified wages for an employee qualified in the ex-offender category from $6,000 to $14,000 for a maximum credit of $5,600 (matching the amount available for the long-term unemployed veteran category).
- 2. Index that new qualified wage cap to inflation.
- 3. Expand the definition of a qualified ex-felon from someone hired within 1 year of conviction to within 3 years of conviction.
- 4. And, oh, make all of WOTC permanent.