Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama

In 2018 the state of Alabama issued 36,389 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 2018 it was worth $5.3 Billion dollars to employers. 2,204,142 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2018. Overall, Alabama issued 1.65% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 23,505 64.59%
Designated Community Resident 2,347 6.45%
SSI Recipient 1,979 5.44%
Ex-felon 1,846 5.07%
Long Term Unemployment 1,722 4.73%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 1,407 3.87%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 987 2.71%
IV-A (TANF) 837 2.30%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 668 1.84%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 392 1.08%
Ticket Holder 334 0.92%
Vocational Rehabilitation 275 0.76%
Disabled Veteran unemployed 6 Months 60 0.16%
Disabled Veteran 30 0.08%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

In 2018 Alabama issued 36,389 tax credit certifications. Overall, Alabama issued 1.65% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

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

 

Alabama WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (July 2019).

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