Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Connecticut

In 2018 the state of Connecticut issued 4,967 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, Connecticut issued 0.23% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Connecticut 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 3,694 74.37%
Designated Community Resident 101 2.03%
SSI Recipient 22 0.44%
Ex-felon 208 4.19%
Long Term Unemployment 0 0.00%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 73 1.47%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 248 4.99%
IV-A (TANF) 303 6.10%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 284 5.72%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1 0.02%
Ticket Holder 2 0.04%
Vocational Rehabilitation 22 0.44%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 8 0.16%
Disabled Veteran 1 0.02%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

 

Connecticut WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 4,967 107,218 4,994 117,179
2017 6,923 83,154 8,869 98,946
2016 5,193 66,046 4,917 76,156
2015 4,836 38,288 3,806 46,930
2014 10,038 16,524 51,425 47,987

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

Related:

Connecticut State Senator Pushes for Faster WOTC Processing (Read @ Track Bill.com)
To require the Connecticut Labor Department to process applications for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and issue the tax credit certifications in a timely manner. Senator Paul Formica is sponsoring this bill.

 

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