Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Michigan

In 2018 the state of Michigan issued 85,062 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 Michigan issued 3.86 of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018. Michigan was among the top ten WOTC Tax Credit issuers in 2018 and issued the most certifications for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Michigan 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 54,119 63.62%
Designated Community Resident 4,463 5.25%
SSI Recipient 4,099 4.82%
Ex-felon 825 0.97%
Long Term Unemployment 211 0.25%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 798 0.94%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 46 0.05%
IV-A (TANF) 1,000 1.18%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 3,298 3.88%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 270 0.32%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 15,917 18.71%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5 0.01%
Disabled Veteran 10 0.01%
Summer Youth 1 0.00%

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

Michigan WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 85,062 49,044 62,540 196,646
2017 67,111 41,428 57,904 166,443
2016 148,425 34,938 110,941 294,304
2015 104,825 123,012 53,107 280,944
2014 48,367 119,189 31,290 198,846

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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