Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Carolina

In 2018 the state of South Carolina issued 41,449 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 South Carolina issued 1.88% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Carolina 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 29,306 70.70%
Designated Community Resident 1,403 3.38%
SSI Recipient 1,572 3.79%
Ex-felon 1,368 3.30%
Long Term Unemployment 814 1.96%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 1,656 4.00%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 1,309 3.16%
IV-A (TANF) 741 1.79%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,136 2.74%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 494 1.19%
Ticket Holder 273 0.66%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,257 3.03%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 60 0.14%
Disabled Veteran 49 0.12%
Summer Youth 11 0.03%

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

South Carolina WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 41,449 8,220 51,947 101,616
2017 41,817 9,214 48,526 99,557
2016 75,438 12,931 68,660 157,029
2015 45,011 50,684 35,429 131,124
2014 15,817 49,766 14,692 80,275

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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