Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia

In 2021 the state of West Virginia issued 18,834 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 2021 it was worth approximately $5 Billion dollars to employers. 2,081,474 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2021. WOTC was renewed for five years, and is currently active through 12/31/2025.

Nationwide, West Virginia issued 0.90% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2021.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics by Target Group for West Virginia 2021:

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In 2021 the state of West Virginia issued 18,834 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 0.90% overall.

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

 

West Virginia WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2021:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
2021 18,834 10,990 31,496 61,320
2020 16,846 8,770 12,276 37,889
2019 18,877 7,038 23,853 49,768
2018 48,198 15,487 24,661 88,346
2017 6,339 67,157 3,067 76,563
2016 6,700 55,099 3,477 65,276
2015 10,011 29,011 7,444 46,466
2014 10,857 18,121 8,227 37,205

*Pending at time of publishing (January 2022).

 

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