Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Wisconsin

In 2018 the state of Wisconsin issued 79,533 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 Wisconsin issued 3.61% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2018. Wisconsin was among the top ten states issuing the most WOTC tax credits, and also rated in the top ten for TANF (short and long term) and Ex-Felon categories.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Wisconsin 2018:

WOTC Target Group Total Certifications Percentage
SNAP (Food Stamps) 48,086 60.46%
Designated Community Resident 64 0.08%
SSI Recipient 1,448 1.82%
Ex-felon 6,151 7.73%
Long Term Unemployment 1,225 1.54%
Veteran unemployed 4 Weeks 3,429 4.31%
Veteran unemployed 6 Months 845 1.06%
IV-A (TANF) 9,565 12.03%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 6,740 8.47%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 1,094 1.38%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 753 0.95%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 46 0.06%
Disabled Veteran 87 0.11%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

Wisconsin WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2018:

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

 

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