Resources for Business

Resources for Business

Business Resources

Employer forms and publications

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Unemployment Insurance Information

Unemployment Insurance Reform for Employers

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Employee Poster Requirements

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Tax Incentives

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) helps targeted workers move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability. The maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired. To qualify employers for the credit, individuals must be verified as members of a targeted group. The groups include:

  1. People who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  2. Veterans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or have a service-related disability or have been unemployed 4 or more weeks
  3. Ex-felons
  4. Disabled persons receiving rehabilitation services
  5. People (age 18-39) who receive SNAP benefits
  6. People who receive Supplemental Security income
  7. People who receive Long-Term Family Assistance
  8. Qualified Long-term Unemployment Recipients

Workers with Disabilities - Employment Tax Credit (WETC) - Businesses that employ people who currently receive vocational rehabilitation services (or people who received them up to two years prior to hire) may earn $2,100 more in state tax credits. You get the credit during the second year of employment and can combine it with the WOTC credit.

The Hire-a-Vet Credit (NYS Tax Credit) - encourages the hire of qualified veterans. Businesses must employ a qualified veteran for no less than 35 hours per week for one full year. A qualified veteran is someone who served on active duty in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, New York Guard or New York Naval Militia, and was released from active duty by general or honorable discharge after September 11, 2001. Qualified veterans must attest that they were not employed for 35 or more hours in the previous 180 days. 

Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit (NYS Tax Credit) - The Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit helps businesses adjust to the rise in the minimum wage rate of pay. Businesses may earn a credit of 75 cents per hour for all hours worked by an eligible employee. An eligible employee is a student who is 16 to 19 years of age at the time of employment at the minimum wage rate.

How to Apply for Credits - Call the New York State Labor Department at 1-888-4-NYSDOL or go to our website at 


Commerce Chenango Business Resources

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Grow Your Business

Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center

SCORE Business Plan Template for a Start-Up Business

IRS Business Structures

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