If my business is headquartered outside of Massachusetts, but has employees working in the state, are we still eligible for Express Program reimbursement?

Modified on Mon, 10 Jul 2023 at 09:16 AM

Express Program provides funding for employers with 100 or fewer Massachusetts payroll employees. Employers with over 100 MA W-2 payroll employees should consider applying to the WTFP General Program.


Eligibility: For profit employers with 100 or fewer MA employees, that contribute to the Workforce Training Fund (WTF) are eligible to take part in WTFP grant programs.


For a business with a headquarters outside of Massachusetts but the company has an office based in Massachusetts with 100 or fewer employees, the business may qualify for training reimbursement. The company must pay taxes to the state and have a payroll setup in MA, all W-2 employees under payroll in MA would then qualify for training reimbursement assuming all guidelines of the Express Program are followed. 


If a business was headquartered outside of Massachusetts and had a few remote employees working and living in MA, those remote employees would only qualify for the Express Program if the business setup a “home” office address and paid taxes into unemployment on behalf of those employees in MA for at least one fiscal quarter prior to applying to the Express Program.


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