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Help Your Employer Claim the Federal Tax Credits It Deserves for Hiring Eligible Veterans, National Guard Members, and Reservists

    March 18, 2016

    Help Your Employer Claim the Federal Tax Credits It Deserves for Hiring Eligible Veterans, National Guard Members, and Reservists

    Updated to Reflect Changes in Law Enacted in December 2015

    Current as of March 1, 2016

    A Free Guide Published by Center for America

    This free publication for employers, prepared for Center for America by Caplin & Drysdale, provides a clear and concise understanding along with step-by-step guidance. It includes internet links to the required IRS and DoL forms employers need to submit. Whereas most media articles generalize and leave out key eligibility and filing details, this guide includes what you need to know to decide if your company is eligible and the specific steps to take to claim the credits. The Guide covers four federal tax credit programs: Returning Heroes; Wounded Warrior; Activated Military Reservist Credit for Small Businesses; and, the Federal Empowerment Zone Employment Credit.

    Download free copy here: http://www.CenterForAmerica.org/tax_benefits.html

    Please share copies with other employers and members of your associations.

    American Jobs for America’s Heroes is a nonprofit campaign sponsored by Phillips 66 and foundations to encourage employers to post full-time jobs for veterans, National Guard members and Reservists. http://www.CenterForAmerica.org

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    Free Employer Guides to Help You Manage Your Military Recruiting Efforts More Effectively and Efficiently

    Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Eligible Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists (Updated 2016 Edition)

    This free Guide, prepared by the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, provides a clear and concise understanding along with step-by-step guidance. Links to the required IRS and DoL forms you need to submit are included. This Guide includes what you need to know to decide if your company is eligible and how to file. Covers four federal tax credit programs: Returning Heroes, Wounded Warrior, Activated Military Reservist Credit for Small Businesses, and the Federal Empowerment Zone Employment Credit.

    Free Download: http://www.CenterForAmerica.org/tax_benefits.html

    Best Practices Guide for Large Employers in Recruiting and Hiring National Guard Members, Veterans and Reservists

    This Edition is for larger employers with more extensive recruiting resources and more formal HR procedures. The Guide presents 35 Best Practices in one-to-two page profiles, including a summary, the rationale and action steps for each. Brief descriptions of initiatives implemented by leading employers are included, as well as links to government and nonprofit resources. 41 Pages.

    Free Download: http://www.CenterForAmerica.org/bpg.html

    Best Practices Guide for Small Employers in Recruiting and Hiring National Guard Members, Veterans and Reservists

    This Edition of the Guide is tailored for smaller employers which rely on smaller HR functions and organization leaders to recruit new employees. It provides short summaries for each of 28 best practices along with suggested action steps and insights to give you a head start and help avoid time-wasting missteps. Links to government agencies and nonprofit resources are included. 20 Pages.

    Free Download: http://www.CenterForAmerica.org/bpg.html

    Guide for Federal Contractors to 2014 OFCCP Compliance Requirements Related to Veteran Hiring Under VEVRAA

    This free Guide, prepared by the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, provides a clear and concise understanding of the VEVRAA updates written in "business English" along with step-by-step guidance. It includes links to the OFCCP website for additional resources. Whereas most media articles generalize and leave out key details, this guide includes what you need to know to decide if your company is subject to the new veteran hiring requirements, and if so, how to comply. 14 pages

    Free Download: http://www.CenterForAmerica.org/ofccp.html