Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Missouri

In 2018 the state of Missouri issued 77,310 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 Missouri issued 3.51% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018. Missouri was among the top ten issuers of WOTC Tax Credits for the following categories: Qualified Veterans, Long Term TANF, Ex-Felons, Designated Community Residents, SSI Recipients, Vocational Rehabilitation, Ticket Holders, and Summer Youth.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Missouri 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 49,575 64.12%
Designated Community Resident 4,373 5.66%
SSI Recipient 1,819 2.35%
Ex-felon 5,222 6.75%
Long Term Unemployment 1,072 1.39%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 2,456 3.18%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 3,201 4.14%
IV-A (TANF) 1,892 2.45%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 4,190 5.42%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 956 1.24%
Ticket Holder 273 0.35%
Vocational Rehabilitation 2,056 2.66%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 109 0.14%
Disabled Veteran 61 0.08%
Summer Youth 55 0.07%

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

Missouri WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 77,310 61,608 109,495 248,413
2017 70,366 67,279 60,774 198,419
2016 34,005 58,770 28,342 121,117
2015 36,745 65,778 31,880 134,403
2014 34,794 77,454 30,201 142,449

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

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