Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Pennsylvania

In 2019 the state of Pennsylvania issued 93,042 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 Pennsylvania issued 4.50% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Pennsylvania 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 57,755 62.07%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 7,446 8.00%
Long Term Unemployment 6,194 6.66%
IV-A (TANF) 5,704 6.13%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 4,677 5.03%
SSI Recipient 3,827 4.11%
Ex-felon 1,978 2.13%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,539 1.65%
Designated Community Resident 1,314 1.41%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,287 1.38%
Ticket Holder 645 0.69%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 537 0.58%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 68 0.07%
Disabled Veteran 59 0.06%
Summer Youth 12 0.01%

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

 

Pennsylvania WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 93,042 559 112,961 206,562
2018 95,085 11,719 218,982 325,786
2017 68,856 156,494 88,689 314,039
2016 116,640 62,607 73,576 252,823
2015 62,541 62,525 70,422 195,488
2014 23,529 72,768 19,104 115,401

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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