Get your Working Families Tax Credit
The first step to apply for the Working Families Tax Credit is to complete your federal tax return. Some tax preparation software will automatically integrate the Working Families Tax Credit application, but some will not, and they may try and charge you a fee to complete the application.
If you have already filed your federal taxes, and did not already apply for the Working Families Tax Credit through your tax preparation software or tax preparer, you can apply for free through the Department of Revenue. Please find free resources to file your federal taxes below.
Apply for your Working Families Tax Credit directly with the Department of Revenue online
If you have already filed your federal taxes, it is easy and safe to apply directly through the Washington State Department of Revenue at www.WorkingFamiliesCredit.Wa.Gov.
Use the Department of Revenue Paper Application
Or, use the Department of Revenue’s paper application, available in 12 languages. You will need a copy of your federal tax return.
Find a community event or apply at a Department of Revenue Field Office
Find a free community event in your area, or go to a Department of Revenue Field Office, located in 12 locations across the state.
Need help applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? Visit our resource list for ITIN filers here.
Free Tax Prep and Working Families Tax Credit resources statewide
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax prep for most people making under $60,000 per year, people with disabilities, limited English speaking taxpayers, or people over the age of 60. VITA sites in Washington State will also support people in applying for the Working Families Tax Credit.
Use the IRS’s free tool to find a provider participating in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, which also provide free Working Families Tax Credit application assistance. Search by your zip code to find free tax prep near you. Most locations provide a phone number to call and make an appointment. If you need support applying for or renewing your ITIN, be sure to ask if this support is available at that location.
The AARP TaxAide program provides free tax prep at many locations statewide, including libraries. Working Families Tax Credit application assistance is by request. Appointments are most often made by phone by calling 211. If you need to apply for or renew your ITIN, be sure to ask if this support is available at that location. You can search by your zip code.
Call your local library and ask if they are offering free tax assistance events. If you need to apply for or renew your ITIN, be sure to ask if this support is available at that location.
The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network hotline is offering free over the phone application assistance. Call 844-724-3737 6am-6pm, 7 days a week. Please have your tax documents ready when you call.
Working Families Tax Credit application assistance by county
***United Way will have in person sites open until July 31st, 2023 to assist you with your taxes and Working Families Tax Credit application.***
United Way of King County runs an annual Free Tax Preparation Campaign, with 16 in person sites. Working Families Tax Credit application help is available. United Way uses an over the phone interpreter service in order to assist people who need help in another language. United Way is an equal opportunity provider and anyone who earned less than $80,000 can use United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services.
ITIN filer assistance: United Way will have select sites with a CAA present where ITIN filers can get their documents certified. All other sites can support in filling out the W7 but will not be able to certify documents.
ITIN Assistance Schedule. Visit the UWKC Website for more information.
In Spokane, United Way of Spokane offers Free Tax Prep through the AARP.
ITIN Filer Assistance: United Way of Spokane does not have CAAs on staff this year. Call to ask about whether they can support with filling out the W7.
Latinos en Spokane
Latinos en Spokane is offering free Working Families Tax Credit application assistance at community events. They are also doing workshops for ITIN filers. Find more up to date information on their facebook page, or call +1 (509) 558-9359.
American Indian Community Center
American Indian Community Center in Spokane is offering free Working Families Tax Credit application assistance by appointment on Wednesdays. Call +1 509-535-0886.
Call to make an appointment 360-230-8030 (Español 360-726-3755)
ITIN Filer assistance: They do not have a CAA on staff. Call to ask about whether they can support with filling out the W7.
OneAmerica is running free application drives every other week through April and beyond. The most up to date information is available on their Facebook page. These are in Spanish.
In Yakima, OneAmerica is offering free Working Families Tax Credit assistance at El Centro Chinampa. Call Audel to make an appointment at 509-901-7972.
El Centro Chinampa, 507 W. Chestnut Ave, Yakima WA 98902
Filing Your Taxes for Free Online
Want virtual help filing your taxes? You can get help from a trained volunteer in English or Spanish.
Feel comfortable filing on your own? If you make less than $70,000, you can file for free. The Working Families Tax Credit application is integrated into this platform.
The IRS Free File program provides a list of free electronic applications to help you file your taxes, if you meet certain income limits.
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.
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