Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts

In 2018 the state of Massachusetts issued 27,496 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 Massachusetts issued 1.25 of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 15,466 56.25%
Designated Community Resident 1,062 3.86%
SSI Recipient 1,645 5.98%
Ex-felon 359 1.31%
Long Term Unemployment 1,888 6.87%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 378 1.37%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 711 2.59%
IV-A (TANF) 2,224 8.09%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 3,063 11.14%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 59 0.21%
Ticket Holder 550 2.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 65 0.24%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 16 0.06%
Disabled Veteran 9 0.03%
Summer Youth 1 0.00%

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

Massachusetts WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 27,496 2,858 35,677 66,031
2017 29,161 6,214 28,023 63,398
2016 32,633 20,367 38,910 91,910
2015 12,117 47,429 27,509 87,055
2014 12,063 39,288 25,976 77,327

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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