a new tax credit for washingtonians
The Working Families Tax Credit will put up to $1,200 per year back in the pockets of those who need it most.
What is the Washington Working Families Tax Credit?
The Working Families Tax Credit is a new annual tax refund for Washington residents worth $50-$1,200 depending on your income level and how many qualifying children you have in your household. Undocumented workers and other who use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to do their taxes are eligible for this payment. People have until Dec 31st each year to apply.
Working Families Tax Credit Details
This money belongs to you
The Working Families Tax Credit will give $50 – $1,200 annual cash payments to eligible Washingtonians.
Immigrants are included
Undocumented workers and other who use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to do their taxes are eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit.
Cash payments begin in 2023
Applications are open! The deadline to apply is Dec 31st of each year. Apply for free through the Department of Revenue, or get free help applying at a free tax prep location.
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The first step in applying for the Working Families Tax Credit is to complete your federal tax return. Even if you don’t usually file because your income is too low, doing your taxes could get you thousands of dollars in cash back through the Earned Income Tax Credit and Working Families Tax Credit.
Have questions about your Working Families Tax Credit application status?
If you have questions about your Working Families Tax Credit application status, contact the Department of Revenue’s Working Families Tax Credit help line, open Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm: 360-763-7300. Press 2 for Spanish, and stay on the line for other interpretation services.
Need more help with your Working Families Tax Credit application?
The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network hotline will offer application assistance over the phone.
All operators are bilingual in English and Spanish, and an interpretation service is available for other languages. 1-844-724-3737, 8am–6pm, Monday – Friday.
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In the News
WA’s low-income tax credit, established in 2008, available for first timeDaniel Gutman | Seattle TimesRead More: WA’s low-income tax credit, established in 2008, available for first time
Up to $1,200 is now available for hundreds of thousands of low-income working Washington families, thanks to a 2008 law that — 15 years later — is finally funded for the first time.
Nuevo pago financiero para las personas y familias que viven en WashingtonMichelle Reyes | KUNW | UnivisionRead More: Nuevo pago financiero para las personas y familias que viven en Washington
A partir del primero de Febrero de 2023, el Working Families Tax Credit (crédito tributario de la familia trabajadora), proporcionará pagos de hasta $1,200 a las personas que cumplan con ciertos requisitos de elegibilidad.
Inslee signs economic justice legislation to help working familiesWA Governor’s Office | Washington State Governor’s Office | MediumRead More: Inslee signs economic justice legislation to help working families
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the capital gains excise tax, that starts the process of making Washington’s upside-down tax system fairer and more equitable.
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Working Families Tax Credit Coalition
The Working Families Tax Credit Coalition is a coalition of organizations spanning economic and racial justice groups, immigrant rights advocates, labor, direct service providers, domestic violence advocates, and more.
Our goal is working together to make sure communities most impacted by Washington’s upside down tax code receive cash in hand.