The IRS has released the new revised Form 8850 “Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit”. This revised Form now includes the new WOTC Target Group Long-Term Unemployed. The new addition to the Form reads:
7. Check here if you are in a period of unemployment that is at least 27 consecutive weeks and for all or part of that period you received unemployment compensation.
This comes after the new law put into place in December 2015 added the new category. The new categories instructions are for individuals hired after 2015. We want to emphasize the importance for reentry efforts as employers of felons who were released more than a year ago will often be eligible under this additional category.