Vow to Hire a Hero: New Guidance From the IRS
A new notice from the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) was published today. Besides going into detail about the specific
veterans provisions of WOTC that were included in the President’s Vow to Hire a Hero
Act, the notice offers updated certification guidelines and requirements for the 8850
Specifically, the notice details:
For State Workforce Agencies (SWA) that choose to accept it, a new
allowance for faxed copies of 8850’s (normally a wet signature is required).
For State Workforce Agencies (SWA) that choose to accept it, acceptability
of e-signed 8850’s, whether printed out after the act of e-signing or through electronic
A relaxation of the 28 day filing rules that pertain to the currently in force
veterans categories of WOTC as means of “transition relief” for employers
and consultants to adjust systems and processes to comply with these new guidelines.
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