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|
|Veteran unemp. 4 Wk||5,789||5.09%|
|Designated Community Resident||4,154||3.65%|
|Long term IV-A (TANF)||2,915||2.56%|
|Long Term Unemployment||2,113||1.86%|
|Veteran Receiving SNAP||1,609||1.41%|
|Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||622||0.55%|
|Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||27||0.02%|
More about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit’s target groups.
Michigan WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:
|WOTC Certifications||Current Pending*||Denials||Total Requests|
*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).
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