Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Missouri

In 2019 the state of Missouri issued 34,609 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 Missouri issued 1.67% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Missouri 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 21,599 62.41%
Designated Community Resident 3,074 8.88%
Ex-felon 2,409 6.96%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 1,432 4.14%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,217 3.52%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,143 3.30%
SSI Recipient 1,100 3.18%
Vocational Rehabilitation 844 2.44%
IV-A (TANF) 609 1.76%
Long Term Unemployment 502 1.45%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 491 1.42%
Ticket Holder 118 0.34%
Summer Youth 40 0.12%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 24 0.07%
Disabled Veteran 7 0.02%

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

Missouri WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 34,609 42,986 41,062 118.657
2018 77,310 61,608 109,495 248,413
2017 70,366 67,279 60,774 198,419
2016 34,005 58,770 28,342 121,117
2015 36,745 65,778 31,880 134,403
2014 34,794 77,454 30,201 142,449

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

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