Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Ohio

In 2019 the state of Ohio issued 97,918 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 Ohio issued 4.73% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Ohio 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 67,207 68.64%
Ex-felon 6,531 6.67%
SSI Recipient 5,701 5.82%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 5,400 5.51%
Designated Community Resident 3,842 3.92%
IV-A (TANF) 2,910 2.97%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 2,906 2.97%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,492 1.52%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,144 1.17%
Long Term Unemployment 366 0.37%
Ticket Holder 236 0.24%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 122 0.12%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 40 0.04%
Summer Youth 11 0.01%
Disabled Veteran 10 0.01%

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

 

Ohio WOTC Tax Credit Certification 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 97,918 24 282,177 380,119
2018 102,105 219,647 201,122 522,874
2017 100,177 165,011 125,325 390,513
2016 169,572 153,341 127,104 450,017
2015 103,934 273,803 89,811 467,548
2014 44,638 279,718 77,171 401,527

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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