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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Calculator

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been extended through 2019, a tax credit given to employers that give the extra effort to hire Americans facing employment challenges. With this WOTC calculator, Paychex can help you determine your potential savings.

To determine your business' potential annualized savings, enter:

  • Number of active employees in your workforce
  • Yearly percent of turnover
  • Percentage of qualified WOTC employees (we've entered an average of 20 percent)
  • Average tax credit per employee (a conservative estimate is $1,500)

To learn more about what employees may qualify under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, or for other questions about available payroll tax credits, contact a Paychex small business specialist.

Annualized Savings


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Conservative estimate: $1500

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