Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama

In 2020 the state of Alabama issued 30,671 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 2020 it was worth approximately $3.8 Billion dollars to employers. 1,620,806 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2020. WOTC was renewed for five years in 2020, and is active through 12/31/2025.

Overall, Alabama issued 1.89% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Alabama 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 21,613 70.47%
Designated Community Resident 3,212 10.47%
SSI Recipient 1,047 3.41%
Ex-felon 949 3.09%
Vocational Rehabilitation 689 2.25%
Long Term Unemployment 682 2.22%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 642 2.09%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 596 1.94%
Ticket Holder 345 1.12%
IV-A (TANF) 320 1.04%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 319 1.04%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 152 0.50%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 58 0.19%
Disabled Veteran 47 0.15%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

In 2020 Alabama issued 30,671 tax credit certifications. Overall, Alabama issued 1.89% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

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

 

Alabama WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2020 30,671 23,476 56,076 110,223
2019 41,2511 17,361 61,451 120,063
2018 36,389 21,832 62,106 120,327
2017 39,731 25,951 41,936 107,618
2016 66,713 32,683 66,642 166,038
2015 45,883 46,984 45,167 138,034

*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021).

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