Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Mississippi

In 2018 the state of Mississippi issued 39,976 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 Mississippi issued 1.81% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Mississippi 2018:Add New

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 28,359 70.94%
Designated Community Resident 3,488 8.73%
SSI Recipient 467 1.17%
Ex-felon 840 2.10%
Long Term Unemployment 980 2.45%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 2,803 7.01%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 1,931 4.83%
IV-A (TANF) 87 0.22%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 205 0.51%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 390 0.98%
Ticket Holder 12 0.03%
Vocational Rehabilitation 287 0.72%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 47 0.12%
Disabled Veteran 44 0.11%
Summer Youth 36 0.09%

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

Mississippi WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 39,976 17,463 16,120 73,559
2017 26,068 26,315 21,136 73,519
2016 42,464 19,450 31,546 93,460
2015 21,058 34,803 24,117 79,978
2014 15,493 30,378 4,108 49,979

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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