Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Hawaii

In 2020 the state of Hawaii issued 1,896 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.

Nationwide, Hawaii issued 0.12% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Hawaii 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 1,129 59.55%
Long Term Unemployment 273 14.40%
Ex-felon 204 10.76%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 88 4.64%
SSI Recipient 87 4.59%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 50 2.64%
IV-A (TANF) 39 2.06%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 8 0.42%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 7 0.37%
Vocational Rehabilitation 7 0.37%
Ticket Holder 3 0.16%
Disabled Veteran 1 0.05%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 0 0.00%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%
Designated Community Resident 0 0.00%

In 2020 the state of Hawaii issued 1,896 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 0.12% overall. SNAP was Hawaii’s highest category with 59.55% of credits.

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

 

Hawaii WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2020 1,896 28,557 1,617 32,070
2019 750 12,425 1,454 14,629
2018 815 12,808 4,522 18,145
2017 2,276 7,892 2,245 12,413
2016 3,735 3,140 3,457 10,332
2015 3,494 3,819 3,412 10,725
2014 1,883 1,460 2,382 5,725

*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021).

 

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