Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Pennsylvania

In 2018 the state of Pennsylvania issued 95,085 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 Pennsylvania issued 4.31% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Pennsylvania 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 57,646 60.63%
Designated Community Resident 1,454 1.53%
SSI Recipient 3,137 3.30%
Ex-felon 1,491 1.57%
Long Term Unemployment 1,782 1.87%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 2,886 3.04%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 10,171 10.70%
IV-A (TANF) 5,546 5.83%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 9,262 9.74%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 0 0.00%
Ticket Holder 15 0.02%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,366 1.44%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 260 0.27%
Disabled Veteran 69 0.07%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

Pennsylvania WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 95,085 11,719 218,982 325,786
2017 68,856 156,494 88,689 314,039
2016 116,640 62,607 73,576 252,823
2015 62,541 62,525 70,422 195,488
2014 23,529 72,768 19,104 115,401

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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