H.I.R.E. Maryland, Hiring Incentive Rebate for Employers - A Job Creation Tax Credit Program
Martin O'Malley, Governor   Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor




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Maryland’s Hiring Incentive Rebate for Employers can be used as an incentive to encourage employers to hire unemployed individuals.

What is the tax credit?

  • The Hiring Incentive Rebate for Employers is a tax credit available to Maryland businesses that hire qualified workers for newly-created or certain vacant positions in the State.
  • Employers will receive a maximum credit of $5,000, for each qualified employee, up to $250,000.

How does an employer qualify?

To qualify for the credit:

  • Employees must be Maryland residents as well as hired between March 25, 2010, and December 31, 2010.
  • At the time of hire, individuals must be receiving unemployment insurance benefits or have exhausted their benefits in the previous 12 months and not working full-time immediately preceding the date of hire.
  • Positions must be full-time as well as newly-created or have been vacant for at least 6 months.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, visit the DLLR website or one of the 34 One Stop Career Centers.

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