Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for North Carolina

In 2018 the state of North Carolina issued 67,730 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 North Carolina issued 3.07% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018. North Carolina was among the top ten states issuing WOTC Tax Credits for Qualified Veterans, SNAP Recipients and Vocational Rehabilitation referrals.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for North Carolina 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 54,273 80.13%
Designated Community Resident 294 0.43%
SSI Recipient 1,434 2.12%
Ex-felon 2,762 4.08%
Long Term Unemployment 97 0.14%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 2,803 4.14%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 1,708 2.52%
IV-A (TANF) 233 0.34%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 144 0.21%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 734 1.08%
Ticket Holder 97 0.14%
Vocational Rehabilitation 2,432 3.59%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 360 0.53%
Disabled Veteran 359 0.53%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

North Carolina WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 67,730 51,212 77,340 196,282
2017 74,825 36,104 83,658 194,587
2016 100,608 38,920 132,765 272,293
2015 101,849 94,488 98,684 295,021
2014 23,436 151,581 18,994 194,011

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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