Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Dakota

In 2018 the state of South Dakota issued 4,596 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 Dakota issued 0.21% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Dakota 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 1,597 34.75%
Designated Community Resident 425 9.25%
SSI Recipient 115 2.50%
Ex-felon 438 9.53%
Long Term Unemployment 32 0.70%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 225 4.90%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 78 1.70%
IV-A (TANF) 36 0.78%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 47 1.02%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 34 0.74%
Ticket Holder 4 0.09%
Vocational Rehabilitation 149 3.24%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 21 0.46%
Disabled Veteran 0 0.00%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%
Reported 1st Quarter 1,395

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

South Dakota WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 4,596 180 4,397 9,173
2017 5,016 137 4,928 10,081
2016 8,217 242 7,010 15,469
2015 6,701 1,775 6,068 14,544
2014 1,605 31 1,528 3,164

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

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