Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Georgia

In 2019 the state of Georgia issued 92,679 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, Georgia issued 4.48% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019, and came first in the Veteran unemp. 4 Wk category.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Georgia 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 62,397 67.33%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 8,101 8.74%
Ex-Felon 5,257 5.67%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5,042 5.44%
SSI Recipient 4,052 4.37%
Long Term Unemployment 2,995 3.23%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1,257 1.36%
IV-A (TANF) 761 0.82%
Ticket Holder 734 0.79%
Designated Community Resident 647 0.70%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 608 0.66%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 502 0.54%
Disabled Veteran 208 0.22%
Vocational Rehabilitation 113 0.12%
Summer Youth 5 0.01%

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

 

Georgia WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 92,679 22,519 158,733 273,931
2018 87,516 83,270 117,333 288,119
2017 67,957 96,202 10,183 266,052
2016 114,042 85,320 150,404 349,766
2015 72,825 130,040 147,428 350,293
2014 35,071 165,631 33,801 234,503

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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