Job incentives for businesses
New York State makes growing your business easy and affordable with our employment-based tax incentives. Incentives are offered for nearly every type of industry, and your participation ensures that New Yorkers earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers.
For a complete list of credits and their requirements, see Business tax credits.
Hire a veteran credit
Looking to hire well-trained employees with real-world work experience? Think about hiring a veteran.
Employing qualified veterans full time in New York State for at least one year may entitle you to a tax credit. You can carry forward any unused amount of the credit for the following three years!
See Hire a veteran credit to learn about eligibility requirements.
Employment of persons with disabilities tax credit (also known as the Workers (with disabilities) employment tax credit or WETC)
Be a part of New York State's initiative to assist individuals with disabilities with securing employment, and save money while doing it! This tax credit is an incentive you can receive for hiring a worker who is certified as a person with a disability.
A credit of up to $2,100 per employee is available and you can carry forward the unused amount of the credit for an unlimited number of years.
Workers with disabilities tax credit
If you employed individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State for at least six months after January 1, 2015, you could receive a tax credit.
The maximum allowable credit is $5,000 for individuals employed full time, and $2,500 for individuals employed part-time. Any unused amount of the credit may be carried forward for the following three years.
$2,500 for part-time employees
$5,000 for full-time employees
New York youth jobs program tax credit
Give disadvantaged youths the opportunity to gain transferable professional skills and become a part of your workforce, without breaking the bank.
You may be eligible for the New York Youth Jobs Program when you hire at-risk youths, ages 16 to 24 years, living in specific target areas of New York State. The Department of Labor must certify you to participate in the program.
$2,500 for part-time hires
$5,000 for full-time hires
You can help support fair and equal employment practices in New York State with your involvement and trim your labor costs at the same time—so get hiring today! See Business tax credits and visit Department of Labor: Businesses to learn more.
All job credits
- Economic Transformation and Facility Redevelopment Program tax credit
- Empire State Jobs Retention Program credit
- Employee Training Incentive Program tax credit (E-TIP)
- Employment incentive credit
- Employment of persons with disabilities credit (WETC)
- Excelsior Jobs Program tax credit
- Hire a veteran credit
- Minimum wage reimbursement credit
- New York Youth Jobs Program tax credit
- QETC employment credit
- Security officers training tax credit
- Workers with disabilities credit