Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Utah

In 2019 the state of Utah issued 10,414 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 Utah issued 0.50% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for Utah 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 8,227 79.00%
Ex-felon 602 5.78%
Vocational Rehabilitation 335 3.22%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 250 2.40%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 225 2.16%
SSI Recipient 213 2.05%
IV-A (TANF) 198 1.90%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 148 1.42%
Long Term Unemployment 134 1.29%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 49 0.47%
Disabled Veteran 14 0.13%
Ticket Holder 8 0.08%
Designated Community Resident 6 0.06%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 5 0.05%
Summer Youth 0 0.00%

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

 

Utah WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2019 10,414 6,470 18,728 35,612
2018 8,350 11,341 17,409 37,100
2017 5,452 16,245 10,177 31,874
2016 13,173 18,160 22,141 53,474
2015 11,077 23,085 17,668 51,830
2014 9,156 22,586 14,266 46,008

*Pending at time of publishing (May 2020).

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