Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia

In 2018 the state of West Virginia issued 48,198 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 West Virginia issued 2.19% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 37,625 78.06%
Designated Community Resident 3,209 6.66%
SSI Recipient 1,086 2.25%
Ex-felon 231 0.48%
Long Term Unemployment 74 0.15%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 282 0.59%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 1,005 2.09%
IV-A (TANF) 913 1.89%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,737 3.60%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1,774 3.68%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 60 0.12%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 176 0.37%
Disabled Veteran 23 0.05%
Summer Youth 3 0.01%

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

West Virginia WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2018 48,198 15,487 24,661 88,346
2017 6,339 67,157 3,067 76,563
2016 6,700 55,099 3,477 65,276
2015 10,011 29,011 7,444 46,466
2014 10,857 18,121 8,227 37,205

*Pending at time of publishing (July 2019).

 

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