Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups which consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers. The WOTC is a tool in a diverse toolbox of flexible strategies designed to help people move from welfare to work and gain on-the-job experience. It joins other education and job training initiatives and targeted tax credits that help American workers prepare for good jobs; ease the transition from job to job; and create high performance workplaces.

Download a brochure about the WOTC program (Adobe PDF format).

If you cannot find answers to your questions among the topics listed to the left, please call or visit your local South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office WOTC coordinator or contact your South Dakota state coordinator.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Attn: WOTC
420 South Roosevelt Street
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.7652, extension 4415
FAX: 605.626.2216
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