New Federal Bill Encourages Employment of Transition-Age Foster Youth
On September 8, 2016, Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA-7th) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Improved Employment for Foster Youth Act of 2016. The bill seeks to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include transition-age foster youth as categorically eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Under the proposed legislation, employers may be eligible to receive a credit of up to $2,400 annually for hiring foster youth. More information about the legislation is available on the iFoster fact sheet. If your organization wishes to express support for the proposed legislation, a sample letter is available for you to customize and send.