Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Louisiana

In 2018 the state of Louisiana issued 33,201 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.

Nationwide Louisiana issued 1.51% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Louisiana 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 26,834 80.82%
Designated Community Resident 890 2.68%
SSI Recipient 620 1.87%
Ex-felon 2,083 6.27%
Long Term Unemployment 477 1.44%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 349 1.05%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 1,186 3.57%
IV-A (TANF) 271 0.82%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 23 0.07%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 128 0.39%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 316 0.95%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 14 0.04%
Disabled Veteran 10 0.03%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

 

Louisiana WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 33,201 44,393 38,166 115,760
2017 37,879 32,071 42,002 111,952
2016 49,034 37,990 70,812 157,836
2015 66,993 77,543 90,740 235,276
2014 20,583 142,228 12,592 175,403

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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