Credit based on wages above $12 an hour & up to $28 an hour (or above $10 an hour based in limited pilot areas)

• Up to $56,000 credit may be earned per employee (5-year total, 2,000 hours). Credit is based on 35% of the amount paid over $12 per hour.
• Employee’s must meet one of the following requirements:
– Person unemployed 6 months prior to hire
– Veteran within one year of separation
– Earned Income Tax Credit recipient
– Ex-offender
– Recipient of CalWORKs or general public assistance
• Qualified areas are based on census tracts with highest unemployment and poverty rates as well as LAMBRAS and current Enterprise Zone boundaries (excluding wealthy areas) (Fresno County is considered a qualified area).
• No retroactive availability
• Employer gets credit only for increasing jobs
• Tax credit info will be publicly posted on Franchise Tax Board webpage

For more information about this incentive or to receive free training, please contact the EDC at or (559) 464-5550.