To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF WORK OPPORTUNITY CREDIT FOR VETERANS.
(a) In General.--Clause (i) of section 51(c)(4)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``December 31, 2012'' and inserting ``December 31, 2016''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall apply to individuals who begin work for the employer after December 31, 2012.
SEC. 3. SIMPLIFIED CERTIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS.
(a) In General.--Subparagraph (D) of section 51(d)(13) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows: ``(D) Pre-screening of qualified veterans.-- ``(i) In general.--Subparagraph (A) shall be applied without regard to subclause (II) of clause (ii) thereof in the case of an individual seeking treatment as a qualified veteran with respect to whom the pre-screening notice contains-- ``(I) qualified veteran status documentation, ``(II) qualified proof of unemployment compensation, and ``(III) an affidavit furnished by the individual stating, under penalty of perjury, that the information provided under clauses (I) and (II) is true. ``(ii) Qualified veteran status documentation.--For purposes of clause (i), the term `qualified veteran status documentation' means any documentation provided to an individual by the Department of Defense or the National Guard...