Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Louisiana

In 2019 the state of Louisiana issued 51,458 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.

Nationwide Louisiana issued 2.49% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Louisiana 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 44,153 85.80%
Ex-felon 2,297 4.46%
Designated Community Resident 1,130 2.20%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 921 1.79%
IV-A (TANF) 769 1.49%
Long Term Unemployment 730 1.42%
Vocational Rehabilitation 662 1.29%
SSI Recipient 346 0.67%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 263 0.51%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 103 0.20%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 68 0.13%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 11 0.02%
Disabled Veteran 5 0.01%
Ticket Holder 0 0.00%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

 

Louisiana WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 51,458 24,665 56,871 132,994
2018 33,201 44,393 38,166 115,760
2017 37,879 32,071 42,002 111,952
2016 49,034 37,990 70,812 157,836
2015 66,993 77,543 90,740 235,276
2014 20,583 142,228 12,592 175,403

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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