Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Maryland

In 2018 the state of Maryland issued 26,779 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 Maryland issued 1.21 of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Maryland 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 19,539 72.96%
Designated Community Resident 991 3.70%
SSI Recipient 687 2.57%
Ex-felon 127 0.47%
Long Term Unemployment 1,264 4.72%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 1,309 4.89%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 965 3.60%
IV-A (TANF) 1,028 3.84%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 300 1.12%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 428 1.60%
Ticket Holder 1 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 36 0.13%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 51 0.19%
Disabled Veteran 49 0.18%
Summer Youth 4 0.01%

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

Maryland WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 26,779 55,689 33,979 116,447
2017 31,719 55,475 38,215 125,409
2016 27,847 66,759 45,135 139,741
2015 17,564 81,128 78,632 177,324
2014 11,710 74,121 9,501 95,332

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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