The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is designed to assist individuals who are facing barriers transition into gainful employment. The tax credit can save Montana employers up to $9,600 per qualifying new hire during their first year of employment. The number of qualifying new hires is unlimited and is available to for-profit and tax-exempt organizations hiring job seekers from one of the following targeted groups.

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.

Department of Labor & Industry
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT. 59624-1728
Contact: Christy Robbins
(406) 444-9046, (800) 726-0615
Fax # (406) 444-3037

Download IRS Form 8850 (Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request)
Download ETA Form 9061 (Individual Characteristics)
Release Form (Submit for Veterans, Voc. Rehab & SSI)
WOTC Brochure

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