Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Texas

In 2019 the state of Texas issued 166,768 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 2019 it was worth $4.9 Billion dollars to employers. 2,066,616 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2019.

Nationwide Texas issued 8.06% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Texas 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 125,103 75.02%
Designated Community Resident 10,150 6.09%
Ex-felon 6,725 4.03%
Vocational Rehabilitation 6,056 3.63%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5,762 3.46%
Long Term Unemployment 5,320 3.19%
SSI Recipient 3,720 2.23%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 2,692 1.61%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 584 0.35%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 276 0.17%
IV-A (TANF) 214 0.13%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 144 0.09%
Disabled Veteran 19 0.01%
Summer Youth 3 0.00%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%

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

 

Texas WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 166,768 207,463 247,034 621,265
2018 207,513 20,186 345,390 573,089
2017 141,549 69,977 339,422 550,948
2016 207,470 106,852 429,112 743,434
2015 156,282 272,075 258,436 686,793
2014 61,865 264,489 89,874 416,228

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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