Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Carolina

In 2019 the state of South Carolina issued 39,556 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 South Carolina issued 1.91% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for South Carolina 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 27,886 70.50%
Ex-felon 2,117 5.35%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 1,614 4.08%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 1,474 3.73%
SSI Recipient 1,252 3.17%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 1,110 2.81%
Vocational Rehabilitation 1,078 2.73%
Designated Community Resident 826 2.09%
IV-A (TANF) 782 1.98%
Long Term Unemployment 664 1.68%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 474 1.20%
Ticket Holder 210 0.53%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 40 0.10%
Disabled Veteran 17 0.04%
Summer Youth 12 0.03%

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

South Carolina WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 39,556 5,456 55,544 100,556
2018 41,449 8,220 51,947 101,616
2017 41,817 9,214 48,526 99,557
2016 75,438 12,931 68,660 157,029
2015 45,011 50,684 35,429 131,124
2014 15,817 49,766 14,692 80,275

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

 

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