Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for California

In 2018 the state of California issued 158,209 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, California issued 7.18% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for California 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 83,996 53.09%
Designated Community Resident 807 0.51%
SSI Recipient 8,658 5.47%
Ex-felon 3,455 2.18%
Long Term Unemployment 8,896 5.62%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 4,144 2.62%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 9,066 5.73%
IV-A (TANF) 15,092 9.54%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 22,070 13.95%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 573 0.36%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,129 0.71%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 239 0.15%
Disabled Veteran 82 0.05%
Summer Youth 2 0.00%

California received the most overall WOTC Requests in 2018 at  617,198, and also came first in the number of certifications for the IV-A (TANF) both long and short term categories, also first in the SSI Recipients, and Long Term Unemployment categories.

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

 

California WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 158,209 199,179 259,810 617,198
2017 155,869 193,424 198,953 548,246
2016 134,635 149,064 203,905 487,604
2015 171,526 59,225 149,121 379,872
2014 167,614 58,267 147,353 373,234

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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