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Latest Blog Posts

Free child immunizations on August 18!

Posted August 16

The Houston Fire Department and The Care Van Program have teamed up once again to provide FREE childhood immunizations... Read more...

SER welcomes Eduardo Elizondo as new Adult Services Manager

Posted August 4

Eduardo most recently served as the Community Relations Manager for Legacy Community Health and in Special Projects for... Read more...

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City-Wide Gang Truce Summit

Posted July 29

We are asking parents and guardians to bring their middle and high school children to this first of many meetings... Read more...

Tax Credits

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
 
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax
Credit that encourages you to hire eight targeted groups of job seekers.
The WOTC can reduce your federal tax liability by as much as
$2,400 per new hire. This employer tax incentive joins other employment
Programs and tax credit initiatives aimed at helping American
Workers and increasing American productivity and economic growth.
 
The new hire must belong to one of eight WOTC target groups:

  • Welfare recipients
  • 18-24 year-old food stamp recipients
  • Veterans
  • Vocational rehabilitation referrals
  • 16-17 year-old residents of Empowerment Zones or Enterprise
  • Communities hired as “Summer Youth Employees”
  • 18-24 year-old residents of Empowerment Zones or Enterprise
  • Communities
  • Ex-felons or work-release inmates from low-income families
  • Recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits
  • The WOTC for new hires employed 400 or more hours is 40% of
  • qualified wages for the first year of employment; the credit for new
  • Hires employed 120 to 400 hours are 25%. Qualified wages are capped
  • at $6,000 for all WOTC target groups except Summer Youth, whose
  • Wages are capped at $3,000.