Need to Hire? Consider Veterans

Veterans provide a valuable labor pool, full of highly trained, hard-working team players with strong leadership skills. There's also a tax incentive: The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 extended the Work Opportunity credit through 2012 for employers that hire qualified veterans. It also expanded the credit by:

  • Doubling the maximum credit — to $9,600 — for disabled veterans who've been unemployed for six months or more in the preceding year,
  • Adding a credit of up to $5,600 for hiring nondisabled veterans who've been unemployed for six months or more in the preceding year, and
  • Adding a credit of up to $2,400 for hiring nondisabled veterans who've been unemployed for four weeks or more, but less than six months, in the preceding year.

To be eligible for the credit, you must take certain actions before and shortly after you hire a qualified veteran. We will advise you on the steps necessary to qualify for the credit.

If you have any questions about this, please contact your Meaden & Moore representative or Pete DeMarco at pdemarco@meadenmoore.com.