Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for California

In 2019 the state of California issued 158,793 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, California issued 7.68% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for California 2019:

California received the second most overall WOTC Requests in 2019 at  596,922, 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, Veteran Unemployed 6 months, and Long Term Unemployment categories.

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (FS) 76,317 48.06%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 18,136 11.42%
Long Term Unemployment 20,952 13.19%
Ex-Felon 4,921 3.10%
Designated Community Resident 4,542 2.86%
SSI Recipient 7,782 4.90%
IV-A (TANF) 12,210 7.69%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 8,514 5.36%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 4,033 2.54%
Vocational Rehabilitation 743 0.47%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 515 0.32%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 77 0.05%
Disabled Veteran 32 0.02%
Summer Youth 19 0.01%

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

 

California WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 158,793 174,894 263,235 596,922
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 (May 2020).

 

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