Request for Applications

Recovery Tax Credit Program

The first program of its kind in the nation helps to rid the workplace of the stigma surrounding addiction and increase employment opportunities for New Yorkers in recovery. All eligible employers can apply to receive up to $2,000 of tax credit per eligible employee for the 2020 tax year.

Request for Applications

New York State leads the nation with the first ever Recovery Tax Credit ProgramEligible employers are those that pay corporate finance taxes in NYS. Employers must submit the RFA to be eligible for the Recovery Tax Credit Program. Eligible employees must be in recovery from a SUD and hired on or after April 12, 2019. Employees must work at least 500 hours at an eligible employer. $2 million in tax credits (up to $2,000 per eligible employee) will be available for eligible employers for the tax year the employee is hired or the tax year immediately after the hiring date.   

Eligible Applicants: All employers that pay corporate finance tax in NYS. 

Application Deadline: January 15 immediately following the year for which the tax credit is being claimed.


We’re here to help and want to make this as simple as possible for you. To learn more about the recovery tax credit program watch a brief overview and walk-through of the application process.

For more information/additional questions email: [email protected].