Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Washington

In 2018 the state of Washington issued 39,027 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 Washington issued 1.77% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Washington 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 23,549 60.34%
Designated Community Resident 0 0.00%
SSI Recipient 397 1.02%
Ex-felon 2,164 5.54%
Long Term Unemployment 3,448 8.83%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 2,081 5.33%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 2,525 6.47%
IV-A (TANF) 1,710 4.38%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,685 4.32%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 298 0.76%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,010 2.59%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 69 0.18%
Disabled Veteran 91 0.23%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

Washington WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 39,027 7,821 52,525 99,373
2017 43,218 5,167 70,117 118,502
2016 57,722 91,211 83,369 232,302
2015 37,985 58,462 48,050 144,497
2014 20,295 64,570 20,973 105,838

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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