Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Arizona

In 2019 the state of Arizona issued 36,952 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. Overall, Arizona issued 1.79% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Arizona 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 27,036 73.17%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 2,967 8.03%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 2,032 5.50%
Long Term Unemployment 1,076 2.91%
SSI Recipient 1,018 2.75%
Ex-Felon 983 2.66%
Vocational Rehabilitation 517 1.40%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 406 1.10%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 305 0.83%
IV-A (TANF) 294 0.80%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 122 0.33%
Ticket Holder 112 0.30%
Disabled Veteran 60 0.16%
Designated Community Resident 21 0.06%
Summer Youth 3 0.01%

In 2019 Arizona issued 36,952 tax credit certifications. Overall, Arizona issued 1.79% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

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

 

Arizona WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2015 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 36,952 25,283 79,225 141,460
2018 54,136 37,283 95,375 186,794
2017 47,207 21,408 81,228 149,843
2016 37,119 45,272 47,025 129,416
2015 22,644 66,518 22,972 112,134
2014 21,456 60,400 21,911 103,767

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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