Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for District of Columbia

In 2019 the nation’s capital, District of Columbia issued 1,162 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, District of Columbia issued 0.06% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for District of Columbia 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (FS) 749 64.46%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 150 12.91%
Long Term Unemployment 17 1.46%
Ex-Felon 20 1.72%
Designated Community Resident 0 0.00%
SSI Recipient 121 10.41%
IV-A (TANF) 88 7.57%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5 0.43%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 5 0.43%
Vocational Rehabilitation 0 0.00%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 2 0.17%
Ticket Holder 5 0.43%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 0 0.00%
Disabled Veteran 0 0.00%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

 

District of Columbia WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 1,162 4,691 2,704 8,557
2018 2,269 2,013 4,190 8,472
2017 2,188 4,653 3,183 10,024
2016 3,037 5,057 4,903 12,997
2015 2,305 6,346 3,038 11,689
2014 1,224 5,155 2,165 8,544

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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