Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama

In 2019 the state of Alabama issued 41,2511 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, known as WOTC, is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from target groups, that include qualified Veterans, individuals on food stamps and more. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is available throughout the United States, and in 2019 it was worth $4.9 Billion dollars to employers. 2,066,616 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2019. Overall, Alabama issued 1.99% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 29,492 71.49%
SSI Recipient 2,218 5.38%
Designated Community Resident 1,765 4.28%
Ex-Felon 1,577 3.82%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,419 3.44%
Long Term Unemployment 1,026 2.49%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 1,200 2.91%
IV-A (TANF) 750 1.82%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 614 1.49%
Vocational Rehabilitation 484 1.17%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 415 1.01%
Ticket Holder 174 0.42%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 78 0.19%
Disabled Veteran 39 0.09%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

In 2019 Alabama issued 41,251 tax credit certifications. Overall, Alabama issued 1.99% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

More about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit’s target groups.

 

Alabama WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 41,2511 17,361 61,451 120,063
2018 36,389 21,832 62,106 120,327
2017 39,731 25,951 41,936 107,618
2016 66,713 32,683 66,642 166,038
2015 45,883 46,984 45,167 138,034

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

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