Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Georgia

In 2018 the state of Georgia issued 87,516 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, Georgia issued 3.97% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018, and came second in issuing credits in the Veteran categories.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Georgia 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 59,778 68.31%
Designated Community Resident 1,196 1.37%
SSI Recipient 1,311 1.50%
Ex-felon 7,126 8.14%
Long Term Unemployment 314 0.36%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 7,273 8.31%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 4,747 5.42%
IV-A (TANF) 425 0.49%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 465 0.53%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 3,223 3.68%
Ticket Holder 261 0.30%
Vocational Rehabilitation 40 0.05%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 988 1.13%
Disabled Veteran 358 0.41%
Summer Youth 11 0.01%

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

 

Georgia WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (July 2019).

 

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