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How Tax Credit Analysis Can Maximize Your Company’s Tax Benefits

As a business owner, you’re constantly looking for ways to maximize your company’s financial benefits. One often overlooked avenue is tax credits. At Tax Credit Group, we offer tax credit analysis in order to help companies unlock hidden savings. By partnering with Tax Credit Group, you can gain valuable insights into available tax credits and optimize your tax strategy.

Understanding Tax Credit Analysis

Tax credit analysis is a detailed review of the state and federal employer-related tax credits available to your company. It involves deciphering and researching a vast array of incentives, tax credits, and refunds. We specialize in providing comprehensive tax credit analysis, utilizing their proprietary national database to uncover potential savings

The Benefits of Tax Credit Analysis

By conducting a thorough tax credit analysis, businesses can uncover a range of federal and state tax credits that they may be eligible for. These credits can lead to significant cost reductions and financial advantages. Tax Credit Group’s expertise in tax credit analysis ensures that no potential savings are left untapped.

The Process of Tax Credit Analysis

Tax Credit Group’s tax credit analysis involves extensive research and data collection. Our team of experts utilize our proprietary national database, which maps out various incentives and tax credits. This approach saves businesses both time and money compared to traditional consulting methods, as a typical report of this nature would require 80 hours or more of research and consulting fees amounting to thousands of dollars.

The Value of Official Sources and Verification

When it comes to tax credits, credibility and compliance are crucial. We provide official sources to verify the state and federal tax credits identified during the analysis. This ensures that businesses can confidently claim the credits they are eligible for, avoiding any potential compliance issues.

Estimating Annual Savings

One of the key benefits of tax credit analysis is the ability to estimate annual savings. Our analysis takes into account your company’s data and number of W2s to provide an accurate estimation of the tax credits your business could receive. Additionally, We offer a complimentary Live Q&A session with one of our tax credit consultants, allowing businesses to gain further insights and clarity.

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Tax credit analysis is a powerful tool for businesses looking to maximize their tax benefits. By partnering with Tax Credit Group, you can unlock hidden savings and gain a competitive advantage. Don’t miss out on the potential tax credits available to your company. Contact Tax Credit Group today to order your Tax Credit Analysis Report and start optimizing your tax strategy for maximum financial benefits.

The Power of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a valuable federal tax credit program that incentivizes employers to hire individuals from specific target groups who face barriers to employment. By participating in the program, employers can not only make a positive impact on their communities but also benefit from significant tax savings.


Target Groups

The WOTC program targets various groups, including veterans, individuals with disabilities, ex-felons, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, and more. Each target group has its own eligibility criteria and corresponding tax credit tier amounts.

Exploring Benefits

Veterans who have been unemployed for at least four weeks can qualify for a tax credit of $2,400, while disabled veterans can yield a maximum credit of $9,600. TANF and SNAP recipients, as well as designated community residents, may be eligible for a tax credit of $2,400. Other target groups, such as vocational rehabilitation referrals, ex-felons, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, and long-term unemployment recipients, also have their respective tier amounts.

Claiming the WOTC

To claim the WOTC tax credit, employers must obtain certification from the appropriate state workforce agency or participating agency before filing their federal income tax return. It’s crucial to stay updated on the latest guidelines and regulations associated with the program, as eligibility criteria and requirements may change over time. Employers should consult the official resources provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure compliance and maximize their tax savings.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity

Participating in the WOTC program not only offers financial benefits but also allows employers to contribute to the economic empowerment of individuals facing employment barriers. By hiring from these target groups, businesses can make a positive social impact while simultaneously reducing their tax liability.

Maximizing Benefits

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides a win-win situation for employers and individuals facing employment challenges. By taking advantage of this program, employers can access valuable tax credits while promoting diversity and inclusivity in their workforce. Stay informed about the latest guidelines and requirements to make the most of this beneficial program and contribute to a more inclusive society.Give us a call at (563) 583-2115 to get started today, or schedule an appointment with one of our advisors.

Simplifying Business Credit Claims with Tax Credit Group

Exploring the process of claiming business credits can be overwhelming. Tax Credit Group is able to simplify the complex process of claiming federal and state incentives for businesses across all fifty states by shedding light on the intricacies involved. By understanding the steps involved in claiming these credits, businesses can take advantage of the available federal and state incentives to maximize their tax savings.

Understanding Business Credits

Business credits are incentives provided by the government to encourage specific activities or investments that benefit the economy. These credits can significantly reduce a company’s tax liability, resulting in substantial savings. However, navigating the intricacies of claiming business credits can be challenging without the right expertise.

The Process of Claiming Business Credits

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  • Training and Pre-Screening Certifications: We provide training to our clients on preparing pre-screening certifications, including the federal Form 8850. This training equips businesses with the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately complete the required certifications, ensuring eligibility for various tax credits.
  • Research of Federal and State Employer Tax Credits: Our team conducts thorough research on both federal and state employer tax credits. We stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and legislation to identify all available credits that align with your business activities and investments. This comprehensive approach ensures that you don’t miss out on any potential tax savings.
  • Automated and Paperless Solution: We have developed a completely automated and paperless solution to streamline the tax credit process. Our advanced technology allows for efficient data collection, processing, and submission of necessary documentation. This eliminates the need for manual paperwork, saving you time and reducing the risk of errors.
  • Eligibility Verification and Monitoring: We monitor pertinent job applicant information to verify eligibility for various tax credits. By closely tracking the eligibility criteria, we ensure that your business meets all requirements and qualifies for the maximum credits available. This proactive approach helps you capitalize on every opportunity to save on your tax liability.
  • Post-Hiring Documentation and Credit Calculation: Our experts provide comprehensive post-hiring documentation and credit calculation services. We assist in gathering the necessary documentation and accurately calculate the credits earned, including Enterprise Zone credits. This meticulous approach ensures that you have a well-documented and legally compliant audit trail for all credits claimed.
  • Year-End Reporting: We provide annual year-end reporting of the tax credits earned by your business. Our detailed reports outline the credits claimed, allowing you to have a clear understanding of the tax savings achieved. These reports also serve as valuable documentation for any applicable retroactive or carry-forward credits.
  • Seamless Integration: Our tax credit process seamlessly integrates with your current hiring practices. We work closely with your HR team to ensure a smooth flow of information and minimize any disruptions to your existing processes. This integration allows for a hassle-free experience while maximizing your tax savings.
  • Monitoring Legislative Changes: We continuously monitor applicable legislation and regulations of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program. By staying informed about any updates or changes, we ensure that your business remains compliant and eligible for the maximum benefits available.

The Role of Tax Credit Group, Inc.

Claiming business credits can be a complex and time-consuming process. However, with the expertise and services provided by Tax Credit Group, Inc., businesses can simplify this process and maximize their tax savings. By partnering with Tax Credit Group, companies can focus on their core operations while leaving the intricate details of claiming business credits to the experts. With their extensive experience and nationwide coverage, Tax Credit Group is committed to helping businesses across all fifty states capitalize on the available tax incentives and achieve significant savings.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional tax advice. For specific guidance regarding your business’s tax situation, it is recommended to consult with a qualified tax professional. Contact Tax Credit Group today.

The Advantages of Tax Credits for Small Business Owners

Tax season is upon us, and it’s a great time to remind all small business owners to consider working with your tax consultant throughout the year to make sure you’re getting access to all the tax credits available to you.

At Tax Credit Group, we are frequently asked about the value of tax credits for small businesses. Tax credits can be a valuable tool for small businesses that are looking to increase profitability, gain a competitive advantage, and access new markets and customers. The value of tax credits is dependent on each business’s unique circumstances and tax situation.

Knowing the Benefits

The benefits of tax credits for small businesses are numerous. Tax credits can help small businesses increase their profitability by reducing their tax bill. They can also give small businesses a competitive advantage by allowing them to invest in new technologies and equipment. Tax credits can also be used to attract investment and funding, which can help small businesses grow and expand. Finally, tax credits can help small businesses access new markets and customers by enabling them to offer products and services that are in high demand.

Evaluate the Cost

It is important for small business owners to evaluate whether the credit is worth it for their business based on their specific circumstances and tax situation. For example, while some tax credits may provide significant savings, they may also come with significant costs, such as the cost of preparing the necessary documentation and the time and resources required to apply for the credit. Small business owners should carefully consider the costs and benefits of each credit and consult with a tax professional if they are unsure.

Do Your Research

If you are interested in applying for tax credits, there are several steps you can take. First, research the available credits and determine which ones you may be eligible for. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides information on various tax credits and the process of applying for them. The Small Business Administration (SBA) also provides information on tax credits for small businesses and other financial assistance programs. For example, if your business is involved in renewable energy, you can visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for information on renewable energy tax credits and other incentives for renewable energy.

Make the Next Steps

Small businesses looking to increase profitability, gain a competitive advantage, and expand into new markets and customers may find tax credits to be a valuable resource. By working with a tax credit consultant, such as Tax Credit Group, small business owners can ensure that they are making the most of their eligibility and maximizing the benefits of these valuable credits.

Veteran Hiring Credits

Do you know a military veteran in search of a job? When you recruit from this group, you bring jobs to the the men and women who have protected our country.

Not only can your hiring practices benefit military veterans in need of work. You could also qualify for the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).  This incentive awards up to $2400-9600 per eligible applicant to businesses nationwide. Military veterans fit WOTC requirements as long as they meet these subcategories.

1.) Long Term Unemployed Veterans- These applicants are considered as long as one of two criteria are met:

  • They were without work at least four weeks during the twelve months before their hire date.
  • They received unemployment compensation for 27 weeks or longer in the year before their hire date.

2.) SNAP beneficiaries or recipients- Veterans are eligible if they or family members receive SNAP aid. This target group must have received assistance at least three months during the fifteen month period ending on their hire date.

3.) Disabled veterans- WOTC representatives consider this target group if either of the following apply:

  • Hired within a year of discharge or release from active duty.
  • Unemployed at least six months in the year prior to hire.

Applying for WOTC is a simple process. New hires complete IRS Form 8850 and 9061. These applications must be submitted to state workforce agencies within 28 days of new hires’ start dates. Applicants need to work a minimum of 120 hours during the year once they are hired. The credit is calculated, based upon the hours and wages paid during the new hire’s first year of work.

If you would like to learn more, call us at 563-663-1656. Try our savings calculator to see how much your business could be awarded with the WOTC incentive.

The 2015/2016 Transitional Relief Opportunity Has Been Extended

A few months back we shared with you here, that the Federal Government announced their renewal of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program. (WOTC) for 2015 through 2019 and that is really great news!

The renewal also included a temporary Transitional Relief period that allows you to go back and submit all employees you hired between January 1, 2015 and June 29, 2016 for tax credits that had been missed. This was a tremendous opportunity since there were millions of new hires that were not submitted for credit during that time period.

Recently the IRS announced a final extension to the Transitional Relief program and now you have until September 30, 2016 to make sure all your new hires are submitted for tax credits!

Nothing has changed with the program except you have an additional 90 days to submit your employees hired between 1/1/2015 and 9/30/2016 that worked 120 hours.

Although this might seem like a daunting task, we have systems prepared that help us handle the heavy lifting for you.

If you’re wondering if the reward is worth the effort; the companies we help see an average increase of $65,000 in tax credits. (Some as high as $300,000)

There’s only one catch! We Must get all of your 2015 new hires submitted ASAP!

Procrastinating will lead to missed credits or having your credits delayed by several months because of your State’s potential backlog. To find out just how easily we can help you take full advantage of this opportunity, reach out to us here. We will show you how we can handle all the legwork for you, but we need to get started soon because time is running out.

Don’t miss this opportunity and over-pay your 2015/2016 taxes!

Don’t Avoid Hiring Persons with Disabilities

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Companies often miss hiring amazing employees because of unfounded fears associated with hiring persons with disabilities. Many major corporations have found tremendous success and benefits by hiring from a talent pool that most shy away from. Here we’d like to help ease your fears by proving that most of them are truly myths.

Hiring persons with disabilities is a rewarding experience Businesses shy away from opportunities, fearing commonly held misconceptions. Some of these fears are unfounded and you may be surprised to know that hiring from this population really isn’t as risky as commonly believed.

Fear: lackluster performance compared to other workers.

Fact: Researchers have actually found similar work standards performed among employees, regardless of their abilities. As a matter of fact, companies, such as Walgreen’s, have actually seen better safety records and the same, if not better, production results from persons with disabilities compared to non disabled employees. Other businesses, such as car wash owners, have reported that they actively recruited persons with autism thanks to their meticulous attention to detail and precision when cleaning vehicles. Restaurant franchises, such as Applebee’s and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, have successfully employed persons with disabilities to greet customers, or to oversee the small, yet invaluable details, like cleaning the dining rooms, maintaining supply stocks, and rolling silverware.

Convenience store managers report that workers with disabilities have actually improved productivity among teams. Their work attitudes have boosted morale and their loyalty to cleaning, stocking shelves and maintaining a neat store appearance helps co-workers focus on other duties essential to the workplace.

Fear: Poor attendance and increased turnover

Fact: Walgreen’s experience proves this belief couldn’t be farther from the truth. A study of its distribution centers by the American Society of Safety Engineers found that workers with disabilities had a 48% lower turnover rate than their non-disabled coworkers, 67% lower medical costs and 73% lower costs due to absenteeism. Many employees with disabilities, similarly, look forward to coming to work and exceeding expectations. In turn, business managers have noted higher retention rates among persons with disabilities as well. Managers have reported improved employee morale among staff contributing to overall employee engagement and increased job satisfaction.

Fear: Increased exposure to litigation and liability.

Fact: Although some industries include elevated risks, such as food service, companies like Starbucks, have mitigated workplace hazards by working with local agencies to build low risk tasks tailored to employees’ talents. Statistics show that legal action concerning employers and disabled employees is quite sparse. From 2011-2015, only 200 lawsuits were filed by the EEOC involving persons with disabilities. That averages fifty lawsuits a year, nationwide, or one lawsuit per state annually.

Fear: High supervision demand and increase coworkers’ responsibilities.

Fact: Many local work rehabilitation services offer job coaches for persons in need at no cost to the individual’s employer. The agency support staff train persons in need, thus freeing co-workers to tend to their own responsibilities maintaining a high level of productivity.

Not only are these fears untrue, but employers that have hired persons with disabilities have experienced improved morale and productivity. There are plenty of other benefits to be had, not the least of which is qualifying the employer for lucrative tax credits. The Federal government pays millions of dollars in tax credits each year for businesses who hire specific employees under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program.

Tax Credit Group Group administers the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), a federal program rewarding businesses who hire persons with disabilities. To learn how to save tax liability for your business, contact us Here or call 563-583-2115.

TANF: A primary component of WOTC tax credits


The WOTC program includes many target groups. Among these are TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, or qualifying persons receiving financial assistance. It’s highly likely that you may have hired a TANF beneficiary and not have known it. According to USDA statistics, in fiscal year 2014, SNAP recipients represented over $3 billion in available tax credits.

With the volume of TANF recipients in this country, you’ve probably hired untold numbers which met WOTC qualifications. Did you know that during the 2014 calendar year that nearly 36 million Americans received this aid? Since the 2007 recession, the number of families that have qualified for this financial assistance grew by 50%.

TANF is a financial assistance program for low income families that have children and for pregnant women in their last three months of pregnancy. The program provides temporary financial assistance while at the same time helps TANF recipients find jobs that will allow them to support themselves.

Hiring a TANF recipient could earn you up to $2,000 in tax credit for each new candidate. There are different qualifications for Long-Term and Short-Term recipients.

Long-Term Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipient
To qualify for this target group, a new hire must be a member of a family that meets one of the following circumstances:

  • Has received TANF benefits for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date; OR
  • Has received TANF benefits for at least 18 consecutive or non-consecutive months after August 5, 1997, AND has a hiring date that is not more than 2 years after the end of the earliest 18-month period after August 5, 1997; OR
  • Has stopped being eligible for TANF payments during the past 2 years, because a Federal or state law limited the maximum time those payments could be made.

Short-Term TANF Recipient
A new hire qualifies for this target group, if the individual is a member of a family that received TANF benefits for any 9-month period during the 18-month period ending on the hiring date.


It’s important to note that State workforce departments must receive requests within 28 days of new hires’ start dates.

The great news is these people are easier to identify than you thought possible. By taking advantage of these, and making minor tweaks in your hiring process, you could save thousands in tax dollars. Give us a call at 563-583-2115 to learn how to get started or you can find out how much you have been missing in tax savings by using our free calculator HERE.

2014 WOTC Tax Extension Reminder


With tax deadlines looming, we thought it best to revisit the specifics of WOTC for 2014 and what implications that has on your corporate taxes.

A quick reminder that for 2014 you can file for WOTC tax credits by April 30, 2014. With this unique extension, states are backlogged and may require extra time to issue your credits.

For this reason many companies filed for an extension on their corporate taxes in order to easily allocate their 2014 WOTC credits once issued.

For the 2014 tax credits they must be applied in the following order.

  • 2014 Tax liability
  • 2013 Tax liability
  • Carry forward to the next year of liability (up to 20 years)

If you didn’t file an extension, you will still be able to file an amended return once your state has issued all tax credits for 2014.

You’ll want to make sure you discuss this with your tax preparer to make sure you properly claim your credits.

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