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|
|Long term IV-A (TANF)||18,136||11.42%|
|Long Term Unemployment||20,952||13.19%|
|Designated Community Resident||4,542||2.86%|
|Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||8,514||5.36%|
|Veteran unemp. 4 Wk||4,033||2.54%|
|Veteran Receiving SNAP||515||0.32%|
|Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||77||0.05%|
More about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit’s target groups.
California WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2019:
|WOTC Certifications||Current Pending*||Denials||Total Requests|
*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).
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