How tax credits work

If you are a "for-profit" employer in Massachusetts, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. There are nine targeted groups. Individuals must be identified as members of one of these targeted groups before a job offer is made.

MassGov Visit for more information about WOTC (Tax Credit for Hiring Program)

Application Process

The first step is pre-screening to determine eligibility. The jobseeker or the employer must complete the following forms:

The employer and the jobseeker must sign the Form 8850, under penalty of perjury, attesting that the jobseeker is a member of a target group. The employer then forwards the forms to the Department of Career Services no later than the 28th day after the jobseeker begins work.

Submit IRS Form 8850 with ETA Form 9061 (or ETA Form 9062)

Filing Options:

  1. Open an online account at (preferred method of filing)
        • Prompts you through the WOTC application process
        • Receive e-mails when there is activity on a case
        • Overnight determination on many categories
        • Immediate access to WOTC certifications
        • Ability to bulk WOTC upload requests
        • News updates regarding WOTC program
  2. Mail to:     Department of Career Services
                    WOTC Unit, First Floor
                    19 Staniford Street
                    Boston, MA 02114
  3. E-Mail to
  4. Fax to 617-727-8671 (call first please 617-626-5353)

For more information, please contact Jack Sprince at 617 626-5730 or Email at Jackson.E.Sprince@MassMail.State.MA.US