Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) application deadlines

In Washington state, employers must receive certification from the Employment Security Department in order to deduct the credit on their annual tax returns.

To be considered eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, employers and authorized representatives must submit applications within 28 days of the day the job applicant starts work.

If the 28-day deadline is approaching and you:

  • Don’t have the required documentation, you may submit completed IRS forms 8850 and 9061 and submit documentation up to 30 days from the date you submitted the application.
  • Can’t submit an application on this website (for example, technical difficulties), you may email or mail IRS Form 8850 to the address below. Make sure it’s postmarked before the deadline, then submit it online — along with Form 9061 — up to 30 days from the date you submitted the application. The send or postmark date will preserve the timeliness of the application. However, you must still then submit the application online to be processed.

For more information, see How to apply.


Mailing address:
Employment Security Dept. attn: WOTC
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046

WOTC resources:
WOTC home | Eligibility | How to apply

For more information: Email or call 800-669-9271