Bill Would Provide Employer Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans

Legislation introduced by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R- MI) would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide employers with a tax credit for hiring veterans. The Veterans’ Employment Transition Support Act of 2009 (VETS Act of 2009) (H.R. 1647) would grant a one-time tax credit to employers, and apply to the employment of any veteran certified as such by the designated local agency.

Employers would be granted credit in the amount of 40 percent of the employee’s first-year wages. A greater tax credit is available for the hiring of disabled veterans. The Act creates a sliding percentage tax benefit scale based on the degree of the employee’s disability. The amendments made by this Act would apply to veterans who begin work after the date of enactment.

This bill has been referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means.

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