H.R.2060 - Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2060 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/06/2017)
Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2017
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of qualified foster care transition youth.
(The WOTC permits employers who hire individuals who are members of a targeted group [e.g., qualified veterans, ex-felons, SSI recipients] to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those individuals.)
A "qualified foster care transition youth" is any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as: (1) not having attained age 27 as of the hiring date, and (2) as having been in foster care after attaining the age specified in provisions of the Social Security Act related to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (currently 16 years of age).