Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Utah

In 2018 the state of Utah issued 8,350 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 Utah issued 0.38% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Utah 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 6,721 80.49%
Designated Community Resident 7 0.08%
SSI Recipient 157 1.88%
Ex-felon 346 4.14%
Long Term Unemployment 6 0.07%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 163 1.95%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 246 2.95%
IV-A (TANF) 157 1.88%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 136 1.63%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 42 0.50%
Ticket Holder 11 0.13%
Vocational Rehabilitation 325 3.89%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 15 0.18%
Disabled Veteran 18 0.22%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

Utah WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 8,350 11,341 17,409 37,100
2017 5,452 16,245 10,177 31,874
2016 13,173 18,160 22,141 53,474
2015 11,077 23,085 17,668 51,830
2014 9,156 22,586 14,266 46,008

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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