Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for District of Columbia

In 2020 the nation’s capital, District of Columbia issued 986 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, District of Columbia issued 0.06% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for District of Columbia 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 549 55.68%
SSI Recipient 195 19.78%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 152 15.42%
IV-A (TANF) 77 7.81%
Ticket Holder 11 1.12%
Long Term Unemployment 1 0.00%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1 0.10%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 0 0.00%
Disabled Veteran 0 0.00%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 0 0.00%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 0 0.00%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 0 0.00%
Ex-felon 0 0.00%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%
Designated Community Resident 0 0.00%

In 2020 the District of Columbia issued 986 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 0.06% overall.

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

 

District of Columbia WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2020 986 5,622 3,957 10,565
2019 1,162 4,691 2,704 8,557
2018 2,269 2,013 4,190 8,472
2017 2,188 4,653 3,183 10,024
2016 3,037 5,057 4,903 12,997
2015 2,305 6,346 3,038 11,689
2014 1,224 5,155 2,165 8,544

*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021).

 

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