Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia

In 2020 the state of West Virginia issued 16,846 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 2020 it was worth approximately $3.8 Billion dollars to employers. 1,620,806 total Work Opportunity Tax Credits were issued in the United States in 2020. WOTC was renewed for five years in 2020, and is active through 12/31/2025.

Nationwide, West Virginia issued 1.04% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2020.

 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia 2020:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 13,093 77.72%
Designated Community Resident 1,758 10.44%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 440 2.61%
SSI Recipient 377 2.24%
Long Term Unemployment 342 2.03%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 240 1.42%
IV-A (TANF) 223 1.32%
Ex-felon 103 0.61%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 90 0.53%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 89 0.53%
Vocational Rehabilitation 40 0.24%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 34 0.20%
Ticket Holder 12 0.07%
Disabled Veteran 3 0.02%
Summer Youth 2 0.01%

In 2020 the state of West Virginia issued 16,846 Work Opportunity Tax Credit certifications, or 1.04% overall.

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

 

West Virginia WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2020:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (February 2021).

 

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