Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Texas

In 2018 the state of Texas issued 207,513 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 Texas issued 9.41% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018. Texas was first in the nation issuing the most WOTC tax credits in the SNAP, Veterans, Ex-Felons, Designated Community Resident, and Summer Youth categories. Texas also received the second most requests and issued the most tax credits.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Texas 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 143,820 69.31%
Designated Community Resident 11,876 5.72%
SSI Recipient 2,841 1.37%
Ex-felon 9,384 4.52%
Long Term Unemployment 6,391 3.08%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 4,098 1.97%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 10,320 4.97%
IV-A (TANF) 198 0.10%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 169 0.08%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1,266 0.61%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 9,213 4.44%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5,500 2.65%
Disabled Veteran 2,247 1.08%
Summer Youth 190 0.09%

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

Texas WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (July 2019).

 

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