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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2016-27 

July 5, 2016 

EMPLOYMENT TAX


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Notice 2016–40Notice 2016–40

This notice provides additional transition relief for employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) under §§ 51 and 3111(e) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), as extended and amended by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114–113, div. Q (the PATH Act). Specifically, this notice expands and extends by three months the transition relief provided in Notice 2016–22 (2016–13 IRB 488) for meeting the 28-day deadline in § 51(d)(13)(A)(ii) of the Code. This notice applies to employers that (1) hire members of targeted groups (other than qualified long-term unemployment recipients) on or after January 1, 2015, and on or before August 31, 2016, or (2) hire members of the new targeted group of qualified long-term unemployment recipients on or after January 1, 2016, and on or before August 31, 2016. This notice does not otherwise modify or add to the guidance provided under Notice 2016–22.


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