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Welcome to the Kentucky WOTC Online System

Since its enactment by Congress in 1997, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program has been integral to the creation of jobs by giving employers a tax credit when they hire qualified individuals who consistently face significant barriers to employment.

This Federal tax credit incentive program enables the new employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are compensated by reducing their federal income tax liability.

The Kentucky WOTC Online System is used by private sector businesses ("Employers") and companies who may act as the employer‘s agent ("Consultants"). The KY WOTC Online System allows these employers and their consultants to enter tax credit applications (and submit the applications, for legal forms holders), track the status of submitted applications, print letters and certifications, and view any power of attorney (POA) that may exist.

How to Get Started
To obtain access to the Kentucky WOTC Online System, you must first request an account. When your Account Request is accepted, the options available to you are based on your account type:

  • Employer
    • Application Entry (enter tax credit applications)
    • Case Search (find employee case records)
    • POA Search (view the POA status between the Employer and a Consultant, if applicable)
    • Printing (print denial letters, needs letters and certificates)
  • Consultant
    • Application Entry (enter tax credit applications)
    • Bulk Applications (allows the transmission of multiple applications)
    • Case Search (find employee case records)
    • POA Search (view the POA status between Employers and the Consultant)
    • Printing (print denial letters, needs letters and certificates)

View the Tutorials
Tutorials assist you in becoming oriented to the various functions available in he KY WOTC Online System.

  • The Login Tutorial on this page (below the User Name and Password fields) shows you how to Request an Account and Login.
  • When your account is approved, My Tutorial is available on the KY WOTC Online System menu to help you with tasks specific to your account type.

For detailed information about the WOTC Program, contact us by calling 502-782-3465, emailing wotc@ky.gov or visit our website at Kentucky Career Center Employer Page.

To view the Department of Labor's Work Opportunity Tax Credit Homepage, click here.





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