Work Opportunity Tax Credit By The Numbers 2019

In 2019 there were 2,066,616 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits issued in the United States. CMS estimates the total value of these credits is $4.9 Billion. The number of credits issued in 2019 is down 6.3% from 2018 (see 2018 WOTC Statistics).

Which states issued the most WOTC credits in 2019?

States with the most WOTC tax credits 2019

States with the most WOTC tax credits 2019

  1. Texas 166,768 (8.06% of total)
  2. California 158,793 (7.68% of total)
  3. Illinois 144,590 (6.99% of total)
  4. Michigan 113,807 (5.50% of total)
  5. Ohio 97,918 (4.73% of total)

What are the most popular WOTC Target Groups / Categories?

WOTC Target Groups Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 1,343,584 65.01%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 97,316 4.71%
Long Term Unemployment 96,506 4.67%
Ex-Felon 88,388 4.28%
Designated Community Resident 85,710 4.15%
SSI Recipient 73,174 3.54%
IV-A (TANF) 68,627 3.32%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 68,288 3.30%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 61,511 2.98%
Vocational Rehabilitation 57,126 2.76%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 15,051 0.73%
Ticket Holder 5,233 0.25%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 4,123 0.20%
Disabled Veteran 1,609 0.08%
Summer Youth 370 0.02%

You can see from the table above that SNAP (FS) dominated all categories in 2019 with  1,343,584 qualified certifications, or a total of 65.01% of all qualified employees. This was the most popular category, by a wide margin. Texas issued the most WOTC certifications for the SNAP target group at 125,103.

Continue Reading: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for 2019

 

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