Starting in 2023, the Working Families Tax Credit is a new tax refund that helps Washington workers and their families get more money back at tax time. The refund returns a portion of sales tax paid each year and is modeled after the federal Earned Income Tax Credit program.
The purpose of the Working Families Tax Credit is to stimulate the local economy, promote racial equity, and support the financial stability and well-being of low-to-moderate income Washington residents and their families.
This credit program is managed by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR), the state’s tax administration agency.
DOR hosted listening sessions in November 2021 and May 2022. The input received at these sessions helps ensure we create an equitable program that meets the needs of our customers and supports Washington’s low-to-moderate income working families and individuals.
View the Listening Session Reports:
Through a partnership with Department of Commerce and DOR, grants will be awarded to community-based organizations to promote awareness and enrollment efforts for both the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) and the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Selected community-based organizations will use these funds to conduct outreach and education to eligible communities with the objective of helping individuals apply for both the WFTC and the EITC. The deadline for applications was July 25, 2022.
A Community Outreach Advisory Committee will help inform and guide the implementation of a robust outreach strategy. We are developing this committee and will post more information when it becomes available.
Learn more about the Washington State Department of Revenue.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) oversees the Working Families Tax Credit program and develops the rules to administer it.