Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia

In 2019 the state of West Virginia issued 18,877 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 West Virginia issued 1.39% of WOTC Tax Credits in 2019.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Statistics for West Virginia 2019:

WOTC Target Group Total Credits Percentage
SNAP (FS) 10,493 55.59%
Designated Community Resident 5,150 27.28%
Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 818 4.33%
Long term IV-A (TANF) 532 2.82%
Long Term Unemployment 358 1.90%
Veteran unemp. 4 Wk 294 1.56%
Ex-felon 278 1.47%
Disabled Veteran unemp. 6 Mo. 239 1.27%
IV-A (TANF) 227 1.20%
SSI Recipient 177 0.94%
Vocational Rehabilitation 159 0.84%
Veteran Receiving SNAP 128 0.68%
Summer Youth 12 0.06%
Disabled Veteran 11 0.06%
Ticket Holder 1 0.01%

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

 

West Virginia WOTC Tax Credit Certifications 2014 – 2019:

WOTC Certifications Current Pending* Denials Total Requests
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 (May 2020).

 

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