Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Wisconsin

In 2019 the state of Wisconsin issued 47,927 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 Wisconsin issued 3.54% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Wisconsin 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 25,325 52.84%
IV-A (TANF) 8,997 18.77%
Ex-felon 5,057 10.55%
SSI Recipient 2,033 4.24%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,476 3.08%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,278 2.67%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 1,034 2.16%
Long Term Unemployment 1,018 2.12%
Vocational Rehabilitation 932 1.94%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 568 1.19%
Designated Community Resident 164 0.34%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 40 0.08%
Disabled Veteran 5 0.01%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%

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

 

Wisconsin WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 47,927 32,975 73,259 154,161
2018 79,533 40,661 64,883 185,077
2017 42,494 32,092 31,275 105,861
2016 26,972 18,472 18,126 63,570
2015 23,092 5,337 16,255 44,684
2014 26,180 19,162 19,813 65,155

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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