Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts

In 2020 the state of Massachusetts issued 21,144 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, Massachusetts issued 1.30% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 12,839 60.72%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 2,806 13.27%
IV-A (TANF) 1,700 8.04%
Long Term Unemployment 1,378 6.52%
SSI Recipient 934 4.42%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 608 2.88%
Ticket Holder 328 1.55%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 266 1.26%
Ex-felon 188 0.89%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 45 0.21%
Designated Community Resident 21 0.10%
Vocational Rehabilitation 20 0.09%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 8 0.04%
Disabled Veteran 3 0.01%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

In 2020 the state of Massachusetts issued 21,144 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 1.30% overall.

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

 

Massachusetts WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2020 21,144 1,250 33,752 56,146
2019 29,006 1,051 55,614 85,671
2018 27,496 2,858 35,677 66,031
2017 29,161 6,214 28,023 63,398
2016 32,633 20,367 38,910 91,910
2015 12,117 47,429 27,509 87,055
2014 12,063 39,288 25,976 77,327

*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021).

 

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