Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Michigan

In 2019 the state of Michigan issued 113,807 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 2019 it was worth $4.9 Billion dollars to employers. 2,066,616 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2019.

Nationwide Michigan issued 5.50% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019. Michigan was among the top five WOTC Tax Credit issuers in 2019 and issued the most certifications for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Michigan 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 56,537 49.68%
Vocational Rehabilitation 31,799 27.94%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 5,789 5.09%
SSI Recipient 4,728 4.15%
Designated Community Resident 4,154 3.65%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 2,915 2.56%
Ex-felon 2,459 2.16%
Long Term Unemployment 2,113 1.86%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1,609 1.41%
IV-A (TANF) 986 0.87%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 622 0.55%
Disabled Veteran 69 0.06%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 27 0.02%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%

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

Michigan WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 113,807 18,346 89,817 221,970
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 (May 2020).

 

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