The Friday before Christmas President Obama signed the budget deal hammered out by Congress under the leadership of Paul Ryan. The GREAT NEWS for the reentry community and employers willing to give a felon a second chance is that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit was renewed and stabilized through the end of 2019. There will be discussions in the interim about making the WOTC a permanent part of the Tax Code. But, for now, employers who hire a felon within a year of release will be eligible for the WOTC--and we are there to help make sure they get it!
Happy New Year!