Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) application deadlines
In Washington state, employers must receive certification from the Employment Security Department in order to deduct the credit on their annual tax returns.
To be considered eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, employers and authorized representatives must submit applications within 28 days of the day the job applicant starts work.
If the 28-day deadline is approaching and you:
- Don’t have the required documentation, you may submit completed IRS forms 8850 and 9061 and submit documentation up to 30 days from the date you submitted the application.
- Can’t submit an application online (for example, technical difficulties), please contact us at 800-669-9271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to call or email us, please mail IRS forms 8850 and 9061 to the address below. If using mail, make sure it is postmarked prior to the 28-day deadline. The date of the submission email or postmark date will preserve the timeliness of the application.
For more information, see How to apply.
Employment Security Dept. attn: WOTC
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
For more information: Email ESDGPWOTC@esd.wa.gov or call 800-669-9271