Funding for Worker Training & Hiring Tax Credits
On-the-Job Training is Available
The REB has been awarded funding for On-the-Job Training wage reimbursement of qualified projected new hires . For more information, contact Melissa Scibelli at 413-755-1360 or email her at email@example.com. See Relevant Links to the right for more information.
Workforce Training Grants
The Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG) Program continues to not accept applications
The Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG) program is funded through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund.
Opportunities do still exist for employers to apply for Workforce Training Grants either via the Express (for companies with 100 or fewer employees) or General Fund (any size company) programs. Click on those links for more information!
Work Opportunity Tax Credits
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) authorization had expired on December 31, 2013. On December 19, 2014, the President signed into law P.L. 113-295, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the Act), reauthorizing the WOTC program and the Empowerment Zones (EZs), without changes, from December 31, 2013 through December 31, 2014. With the new Act, on December 31, 2014, WOTC’s legislative authority expired. So, while P.L. 113-295 retroactively reauthorized WOTC, we are again in a hiatus period. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is currently working jointly with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue official guidance in the coming weeks.
For more information, please review WOTC Interim Instructions guidance letter posted below.
Who qualifies for a WOTC? please see brief below for target group eligibility.
To see all the state has available to MA employers go to the Mass BizWorks website at www.mass.gov/ebe!