Under current law, the tax credits Congress designed to encourage employers to hire military veterans are effective only for hiring completed in 2013. Therefore, to take advantage of this incentive, companies must complete the hiring process by the end of the year. Although Congress could extend these credits into 2014 or make them permanent, it is not certain that it will do either.
The National Guard, partnering with the Center for America, created a free booklet to help employers take advantage of the tax credits. 2013 Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Qualified Veterans, National Guard Members, and Reservists is available HERE.
The National Guard also collaborated with the Center for America to set up a job board where employers can post jobs for free and that offers case management support to match National Guard candidates with posted positions. To learn more about this resource or to post jobs, click HERE.