State Point of Hire Credits

A number of states offer various hiring credits that are similar to federal incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that focus on job creation. States regularly rely on tax incentives as an economic development tool to spur job growth and retention.

EI-POH-MapMany states offer Point of Hire Employment Tax Credits for hiring employees using criteria similar to those who qualify for the WOTC. These credits range from a few hundred dollars, up to $35,000 per qualifying employee. At CTI, we refer to these state incentives as “WOTC Piggyback Credits.”

“Piggyback” means we can capture the state credits using the same screening process that we use for the WOTC.

Examples of states with WOTC piggyback credits include:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Washington