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|
|Long Term Unemployment||273||14.40%|
|Long term IV-A (TANF)||88||4.64%|
|Veteran Receiving SNAP||50||2.64%|
|Veteran unemp. 4 Wk||8||0.42%|
|Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||7||0.37%|
|Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo.||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|
*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021).
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