Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for New Mexico

In 2020 the state of New Mexico issued 12,582 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, New Mexico issued 0.78% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for New Mexico 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 10,459 83.13%
IV-A (TANF) 606 4.82%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 290 2.30%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 233 1.85%
Long Term Unemployment 188 1.49%
Ex-felon 166 1.32%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 153 1.22%
SSI Recipient 134 1.07%
Designated Community Resident 134 1.07%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 123 0.98%
Vocational Rehabilitation 78 0.62%
Ticket Holder 14 0.11%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 3 0.02%
Disabled Veteran 1 0.01%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

In 2020 the state of New Mexico issued 12,582 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 0.78% overall.

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

 

New Mexico WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2020 12,582 0 16,515 29,097
2019 15,032 0 16,356 31,388
2018 24,447 0 17,953 42,400
2017 15,912 10,871 31,396 58,179
2016 19,932 33,421 24,244 77,597
2015 8,245 47,314 3,334 58,893
2014 5,117 25,835 6,002 36,954

*Pending at time of publishing (February 2021). New Mexico is among just three states that do not have a backlog.

 

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