Avoiding the # 1 Mistake to Prevent for WOTC Success

  When it comes to taking advantage of government programs that benefit businesses, Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) stands out as a valuable opportunity. However, many companies inadvertently miss out on the potential benefits due to a common mistake: inadequate employee screening. Today we will explore this key mistake and provide insights on how to […]

How WOTC Can Make a Positive Impact on Your Sales

  WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) can potentially help businesses in various ways, including positively impacting sales. Here are a few ways in which WOTC can potentially contribute to sales growth: Hiring Incentives: WOTC provides tax incentives to businesses that hire individuals from specific target groups, such as veterans, long-term unemployed individuals, ex-felons, and others. By […]

Top Factor that will prevent Work Opportunity Tax Credit Success

  Implementing a Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program can bring substantial financial benefits to businesses. However, the success of such a program hinges on 1 key factor…effective communication and employee awareness. Without clear and comprehensive communication, employees may remain uninformed about the program’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and potential tax credits. Today we will explore […]

Arvo Tech Study Finds 6 in 10 SMBs Took Advantage of Tax Incentive Programs in 2022, Up 14 Percent YoY

This year has been a turbulent time for business owners, with inflation, rising interest rates and a volatile economy. To combat losses and help support growth, more small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) participated in federal and state incentive programs this year, according to a new study from Arvo Tech, the leading technology platform that helps […]

Unlocking Success: 5 Key Strategies for Small Businesses

  Running a small business can be both challenging and rewarding. To achieve long-term success, small businesses must navigate a competitive landscape while maximizing their strengths. Today we’ll explore five key strategies that can help small businesses thrive and overcome common hurdles on the path to success. #1 Clear Vision and Goals: Having a clear […]

The Power of Happiness: Fueling Employee Engagement and Retention for WOTC Success

  The key to maximizing WOTC has a direct correlation to employee retention. In today’s competitive business landscape, attracting and retaining talented employees is essential for organizational and WOTC success. While various factors contribute to employee engagement and retention, one powerful catalyst often overlooked is happiness. When employees feel genuinely happy in their work environment, […]

Gamifying Your WOTC Program: Boosting Engagement and Maximizing Results

  Implementing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program can bring significant benefits to your organization, both financially and in terms of talent acquisition. To further enhance employee engagement and participation in the WOTC program, incorporating gamification elements can be a game-changer. Today we’ll explore how gamification can make your WOTC program more engaging, motivating, […]

Five Ways the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Can Improve Your Business

Every business aims to maximize its financial performance and create a thriving workplace environment. One way to achieve these goals is by taking advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. WOTC offers valuable benefits to businesses that actively hire individuals from specific target groups facing employment barriers. Let’s explore how implementing WOTC can […]

How WOTC Can Help ATS’s Gain More Clients

  As an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) vendor, integrating WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) functionality into your platform can offer several benefits that can help you attract and gain more clients. Here are several ways WOTC can help: Cost Savings for Clients: By integrating WOTC into your ATS, you can help your clients save money. WOTC […]

3 Strategies to Help Candidates Complete the WOTC Survey

  Getting candidates to complete the WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) form can be crucial in maximizing the potential benefits for employers. Here are three key strategies to encourage candidates to complete the WOTC form: Clear Communication and Education: Explain the Purpose and Benefits: Clearly communicate to candidates the purpose and benefits of completing the WOTC […]

Certified WOTC Credit vs. Potential Credit: Understanding the Difference

  The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides valuable tax incentives to employers who hire individuals from specific target groups. When participating in WOTC, it is essential to understand the difference between a certified WOTC credit and a potential credit waiting on the state workforce agency’s determination. Today we will explore the distinction between […]

Electronic vs. Paper: The Difference in Screening for WOTC

Screening for Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) is a critical step in identifying eligible candidates and maximizing your tax savings. When it comes to WOTC screening, you have the option to choose between electronic screening or traditional paper forms. Today we will explore the key differences between electronic and paper screening methods and highlight the […]

The Crucial Importance of Screening for WOTC Before Employee Hire Date

  The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program offers valuable tax incentives to employers who hire individuals from specific target groups. To take full advantage of this program and maximize your tax savings, it is crucial to implement a comprehensive screening process for WOTC eligibility on or before the employees’ hire date. Let’s explore why […]

Converting Candidates into Valuable Employees: Three Winning Strategies

  Hiring the right candidates is only the first step in building a successful team. To truly capitalize on their potential, it’s crucial to convert candidates into engaged and committed employees. We will explore three effective strategies that can help you seamlessly transition candidates from the hiring process to becoming valuable contributors within your organization. […]

Maneuvering the Hiring Challenges in the Post-“Great Resignation” Era

  The recent phenomenon dubbed the “Great Resignation” has sent shockwaves through the employment landscape. As workers reassess their priorities and seek new opportunities, employers face unique hiring challenges. We will explore the aftermath of the Great Resignation and provide insights on how businesses can navigate the hiring landscape in this evolving environment. Increased Competition […]

Drive WOTC Results through Friendly Competition: Ignite Your Team’s Potential!

Are you looking for a powerful strategy to boost the results of your Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program? Look no further! In this competitive world, harnessing the power of friendly competition can provide the spark your team needs to excel in capturing WOTC benefits. By infusing a spirit of rivalry, collaboration, and motivation, you […]

Navigating the Hiring Landscape During a Recession or Down Economy

In times of economic recession or downturn, the hiring landscape undergoes significant shifts. Businesses face unique challenges, and hiring decisions become more critical than ever. We will explore the interplay between a recession or down economy and hiring, uncover the key considerations for employers, and provide strategies to navigate this challenging terrain effectively. Decreased Hiring […]

Job Seekers: Discover the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program to Increase Your Job Chances

Attention, job seekers! Are you aware that certain employers are offered enticing tax incentives for hiring individuals like you? In today’s competitive job market, it’s essential to explore all avenues to stand out and find the right opportunities. One such avenue is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, which not only connects job seekers […]

Does Your WOTC Program Need a Tune Up?

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program has long been a valuable tool for businesses to incentivize the hiring of individuals from specific target populations. By providing tax credits to employers who hire and retain eligible individuals, the WOTC program promotes workforce diversity, inclusion, and economic growth. However, like any program, it may require periodic […]

Get Optimum WOTC Results with Arvo’s 3 x 5 Strategy

  As employees are asked to do even more, many times managing your WOTC program can be often forgotten amongst their other responsibilities. At Arvo, our goal is to ensure that you operationalize WOTC where it becomes 2nd nature and part of your standard operating procedures. To do this, we offer a simple, yet very […]


  At Arvo, our clients understand that one of the keyways to increase your WOTC credits is to increase the number of WOTC eligible employees you hire. To do this, you can’t just depend on eligible candidates walking through your doors. In this blog post we want to give you 3 tips you can immediately […]

Choosing the Right WOTC Vendor for Your Company

  When evaluating and selecting WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) vendors, there are several factors to consider to ensure you make the right choice. Here are some key indicators to help you determine if a WOTC vendor is the right fit for your organization: Experience and expertise: Look for vendors with a solid track record in […]

Does Your WOTC Vendor Have a SOC 2 Compliance Certification to Protect Your Data?

With WOTC one of the necessary items to execute a program is payroll information along with candidate information. With the increased cyber security attacks it imperative that your WOTC vendor have a strong commitment to protecting your data. One effective way to achieve this is by obtaining SOC 2 compliance which is what we at […]

The Importance of Goal Setting or Maximizing WOTC Success

When it comes to taking full advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), goal setting plays a crucial role. By setting clear and specific goals, organizations can ensure they are effectively utilizing the available credits and taking the necessary steps to achieve desired outcomes. In this blog post, we will explore why goal setting […]

Educate Your Team for Maximum WOTC Results

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to reduce their tax liability by hiring individuals from specific target groups. However, to achieve the best possible results from WOTC, it is crucial to educate your team about the program and empower them with the knowledge to identify and capture eligible […]

Maximizing Your WOTC Credits: The Role of a WOTC Vendor’s Customer Service

As a business owner or HR professional, you may have heard about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, a federal tax credit program that rewards employers for hiring individuals from specific target groups. But how can you ensure you’re taking full advantage of this program and maximizing your WOTC credits? That’s where the customer […]

Arvo Tech Integrates with Leading ATS and Recruitment Software Provider Bullhorn

At Arvo, we are very excited about our newest integration which is with Bullhorn as their first blueprint WOTC and Tax Credits automation integration. In selecting Bullhorn as an integration partner, we took in several key factors when making the decision: Expertise & Experience Compatibility & Scalability Robust Integration Capabilities Reliability & Security Strong Communication […]

Why Arvo Tech Makes a Great Integration Partner

When selecting an integration partner for your business, several key factors should be considered. These factors will help ensure a successful and seamless integration process. Here are some essential elements to look for in an integration partner: Expertise and Experience: Choose an integration partner that has a proven track record of expertise and experience in […]

Unlock Tax Benefits: A Step-by-Step Guide to Claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

As a business owner, you have the power to make a positive impact by hiring individuals from targeted groups and contributing to a more inclusive workforce. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program not only promotes diversity but also offers significant tax benefits for employers. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the process of […]

New Form I 9; Notice Published Allowing E Verify Employers to Remotely Examine Form I 9 Documents

As a client of Arvo, we want to keep you in the know. As you may or may not know the USCIS created a new version of Form I-9 which also allows I for you to participate in the remote examination of Form I-9 documents. See below from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website: […]

How WOTC Benefits the Vocational Rehabilitation Category

Opening Doors to Success: How WOTC Benefits Vocational Rehabilitation In our quest for a more inclusive society, it’s crucial to create equal opportunities for individuals in vocational rehabilitation. These individuals, who may face challenges due to disabilities or other circumstances, possess unique talents and capabilities that can greatly contribute to the workforce. Enter the Work […]

Unlocking Opportunities: How the WOTC Benefits the SSI Target Group

In today’s world, equal employment opportunities are crucial to creating a more inclusive society. For individuals who are part of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) target group, finding employment can be challenging due to disabilities or other circumstances. However, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides a lifeline, offering significant benefits to both employers […]

Unlocking Second Chances: The Significance of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Ex-Felons

Reintegrating into society after incarceration can be a difficult journey for individuals with criminal records. To support their successful reentry and reduce recidivism rates, programs like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) offer a way and hope. Let’s explore the significance of WOTC for ex-felons, highlighting how it can create employment opportunities and foster their […]

3 Strategies for Recruiting Work Opportunity Tax Credit-Eligible Candidates

As employers, we have the opportunity to make a positive impact not only within our organizations but also in the lives of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) provides a valuable incentive for hiring individuals from target groups such as veterans, individuals receiving public assistance, and ex-felons. Here are three effective […]

Maximizing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit: The Importance of Applicant Tracking System Integration

As employers strive to maximize their recruitment efforts and tap into available tax incentives, integrating with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) becomes crucial. This is especially true when it comes to harnessing the benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). In this article, we will explore the significance of integrating WOTC with your ATS […]

Why WOTC Employees are More Profitable and Excel in the Workplace for Employers

Hiring and retaining productive employees is crucial for any business’s success. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program offers more than just tax incentives to employers. We will explore why WOTC employees have been shown to be more profitable than non-WOTC employees, and how leveraging this program can benefit businesses in multiple ways. Enhanced Skill […]

Why Targeting WOTC-Eligible Employees Should be Your Strategy in a Tight Labor Market

In a tight labor market where finding qualified candidates is a challenge, employers must adopt innovative strategies to gain a competitive edge. One such strategy is targeting WOTC-eligible employees—individuals from specific target groups who face barriers to employment. We will explore why focusing on WOTC-eligible employees should be your strategy in a tight labor market […]

Maximizing Benefits: How Payroll Integration Enhances Your Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program

Are you taking full advantage of your Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program? If not, it’s time to explore how integrating your payroll system can boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your WOTC program. Here’s how having a payroll integration can benefit your WOTC program: 1. Streamlined Eligibility Verification Integrating your payroll system with WOTC […]

Mental Health Impact of Business Owners and Leadership of an Organization

Mental health has become an epidemic in the business world ever since COVID hit. It doesn’t just impact employees of an organization, but can have a significant impact on its business owners and leaders. When determining whether or not you are being impacted, here are a few key areas to review: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Mental […]

The Benefits of Small Businesses Participating in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering local communities. In an effort to support these enterprises and promote equal employment opportunities, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program offers a range of benefits. By participating in the WOTC program, small businesses can not only save on their tax […]

The Key to Maximizing WOTC: Retention Strategies for Your Workforce

Retaining employees is not only essential for maximizing your work opportunity tax credits, but for your long-term success and stability of your organization. Here are some effective strategies to help retain your employees: Competitive Compensation Ensure that your employees are fairly compensated for their skills, responsibilities, and market value. Regularly review and adjust their salaries […]

Mental Health and Its Impact on Employee Retention

The working world is facing an epidemic that centers around mental health. Mental health can play a significant role in employee retention, work productivity, and the overall culture of your company. Most organizations overlook this factor when determining why employees turnover as well as the health of their organization. To investigate the impact of mental […]
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Maximizing WOTC: 120 Hours vs 400 Hours

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, or WOTC, is a federal tax credit available to businesses hiring individuals from targeted groups who consistently face barriers to employment. There are many reasons to participate in WOTC – it benefits workers by increasing access to good jobs, it benefits companies by increasing workplace diversity, and it benefits employers […]
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From Unemployment to Success: How the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Benefits Everyone

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire individuals from targeted groups who may face barriers to employment. The program provides a tax credit to employers who hire individuals from targeted groups, such as veterans, ex-felons, long-term unemployed individuals, and individuals with disabilities. In this article, we […]
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Importance of Your WOTC Vendor Having a State Workforce Agency Liaison Team

As a business owner, you are always looking for ways to maximize your profits while minimizing expenses. One of the most effective ways to do this is to take advantage of tax credits offered by the government. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is one such credit that can significantly reduce your tax liability, increasing […]
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The Smart Employer’s Guide to Unlocking WOTC Tax Savings

Are you looking for a way to reduce your tax bill and save money on your company’s bottom line? If so, you may be interested in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This tax credit is available to companies that hire employees from specific groups and can provide significant savings on your tax bill. In […]

WOTC Credits Continue to Grow Year-After-Year

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit designed to encourage businesses to hire individuals who face significant barriers to employment. These barriers can include being a veteran, ex-felon, receiving certain types of public assistance, or having a disability. WOTC has been in existence since the mid-1990s, and it has been growing […]
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Maximizing Social Impact: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Non-Profits

Non-profit organizations play a vital role in addressing societal needs and promoting social welfare. To further their missions, non-profits can leverage various resources, including financial incentives like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). In this blog post, we will explore how non-profit organizations can harness the power of the WOTC to maximize their social impact […]
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Unlocking Opportunities: The Significance of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Veterans

As a nation, we owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Beyond expressing our gratitude, it is essential to provide tangible support to our veterans as they transition into civilian life. One valuable tool in this endeavor is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). In […]
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Debunking the 5 Myths of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit designed to incentivize employers to hire individuals from certain target groups facing barriers to employment. Despite its potential benefits, there are several misconceptions surrounding WOTC. In this blog post, we aim to debunk these myths and shed light on the true nature of the […]
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The Empowerment Zone Credit: Unlocking Growth Opportunities for Businesses

In the realm of tax credits, the Empowerment Zone Credit stands out as a powerful incentive that not only benefits businesses but also empowers communities. Designed to stimulate economic development and job creation in designated distressed areas, this credit offers a unique opportunity for businesses to make a positive impact while enjoying significant tax savings. […]