Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act for WOTC introduced to House
On September 7, 2016, a new bill, Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2016 known as HR 5947 was introduced to include foster care youth as part of the targeted groups for WOTC.
It proposes to revise the IRS Code of 1986 for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to include “a qualified foster care transition youth”. This includes those who are under age 27 as of the hiring date and that have been in foster care after a particular age. $2,400 is the proposed maximum tax credit.
The bill was sponsored by Washington State Representative, Jim McDermott (D-WA) along with David G. Reichert (R-WA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Karen Bass (D-CA).
To view the bill in its entirety: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5947/text