Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Arizona

In 2018 the state of Arizona issued 54,136 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, Arizona issued 2.46% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Arizona 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 41,067 75.86%
Designated Community Resident 535 0.99%
SSI Recipient 1,212 2.24%
Ex-felon 1,103 2.04%
Long Term Unemployment 1,489 2.75%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 4,100 7.57%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 2,021 3.73%
IV-A (TANF) 481 0.89%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 552 1.02%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 414 0.76%
Ticket Holder 222 0.41%
Vocational Rehabilitation 667 1.23%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 163 0.30%
Disabled Veteran 109 0.20%
Summer Youth 1 0.00%

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

 

Arizona WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 54,136 37,283 95,375 186,794
2017 47,207 21,408 81,228 149,843
2016 37,119 45,272 47,025 129,416
2015 22,644 66,518 22,972 112,134
2014 21,456 60,400 21,911 103,767

 

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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