Working families tax credit

Now accepting applications for community outreach grants

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 is July 25, 2022. Learn more or apply!

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Crédito tributario para familias trabajadoras

Starting in 2023, the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) program will provide a payment of up to $1,200 to low-to-moderate income individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Who is eligible?

To qualify for this credit, you must meet all of the following for the tax year the credit is claimed:

  • You (and your spouse, if filing a joint return) have filed a federal tax return.
  • Meet the requirements for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), OR would meet the requirements for EITC, but are filing with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • Be at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a qualifying child.
  • Lived in Washington for at least 183 days.

What is the credit amount?

The credit amount varies depending on the number of qualifying children and income level.

The maximum credit amount ranges from $300 to $1,200 depending on the number of qualifying children (see table below). These amounts are then reduced based on income thresholds, similar to the federal program. The minimum credit amount is $50, regardless of the number of qualifying children.

Number of qualifying children

Maximum credit amount

0

$300

1

$600

2

$900

3 or more

$1200

How to apply?

Beginning in 2023, eligible people will apply to the Department of Revenue using their 2022 federal tax filing information.

Connect with us

Listening sessions

A listening session is a place for us (DOR) to hear your feedback on eligibility, identity verification, the application process, and customer service. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you or your organization for a listening session. Please email DORWFTC@dor.wa.gov to get something scheduled.

Invite us

To invite a speaker to present to you or your organization, please visit our request a speaker page.

Rule making

Learn more about DOR’s rule making process or visit our rule making FAQs.

Community Outreach Advisory Committee

To ensure the program is equitable and customer needs are met, we are planning to create a Community Outreach Advisory Committee to help inform and guide the implementation of a robust outreach strategy. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Questions?

Email: DORWFTC@dor.wa.gov.