Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts

In 2019 the state of Massachusetts issued 29,006 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 Massachusetts issued 1.40% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Massachusetts 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 16,678 57.50%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 3,263 11.25%
SSI Recipient 2,577 8.88%
Long Term Unemployment 2,178 7.51%
IV-A (TANF) 2,161 7.45%
Ticket Holder 762 2.63%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 378 1.30%
Ex-felon 360 1.24%
Designated Community Resident 324 1.12%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 189 0.65%
Vocational Rehabilitation 57 0.20%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 45 0.16%
Summer Youth 18 0.06%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 10 0.03%
Disabled Veteran 6 0.02%

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

Massachusetts WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (May 2020).

 

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