To apply for certification, an IRS form 8850 (Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request) must be completed on or before the job is offered, and postmarked within 28 days of the employee’s start date. In addition to the IRS 8850, an ETA form 9061 (Individual Characteristics) must be completed and submitted on or after the employee’s start date. Submit the required forms (8850 & 9061) to Christy Robbins, WOTC Coordinator at the address listed below.
New Information for Employers and Consultants
The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2020-23. In addition to other relief, the notice extends the due date for certain time-sensitive acts specified in Revenue Procedure 2018-58, 2018-50 IRB 990. Under the notice, a time-sensitive act due to be performed on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, can be performed by July 15, 2020. This includes the requirement for an employer seeking to qualify to claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to send IRS Form 8850 to a State Workforce Agency no later than 28 days after an individual begins (start date) working for the employer. As a result, under the notice, employers that otherwise would be required to submit IRS Form 8850 to a State Workforce Agency on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, have until July 15, 2020, to submit IRS Form 8850. In summary, the “start job” dates on page 2 of the IRS 8850 can range from March 4 to June 17 ( examples: March 4 + 28 days = April 1 or June 17 + 28 days = July 15).
Department of Labor & Industry
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT. 59624-1728
Contact: Christy Robbins
P: (406) 444-9046, (800) 726-0615
F: (406) 444-3037