Washington's Working Families Tax Credit

Modeled after the federal EITC, the Washington State Working Families Tax Credit (WA WFTC) is a new tax refund that will put more money back into the hands of low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Washington.

Once the credit takes effect in 2023, the WFTC will offer a flat credit to low-income families, ranging from $300 to $1,200 depending on the number of qualifying children.

0 300
1 600
2 900
3 or more 1,200

The minimum credit amount is $50, regardless of the number of qualifying children. The actual amount may vary by each family’s tax-filing status, income, and number of children.


How do I know if I’m eligible? #

Individuals and families are eligible for the WFTC if they meet all the following requirements:

  • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • Lived in Washington a minimum of 183 days (over half the year).
  • Are at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a qualifying child.
  • Eligible to claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their tax return (or would meet the requirements for EITC but are filing with an ITIN).
  • Meet the income requirements.

How to claim Washington State Working Families Tax Credit? #

You can check your eligibility and apply online through the Washington Department of Revenue starting on February 1, 2023. Undocumented immigrants and mixed status families are also eligible for the WFTC.

Applications open February 1, 2023 for the 2022 tax year and are accepted through December 31, 2023.

All you’ll need is your SSN or ITIN, and dates of birth for you, your spouse, and children, and the income reported on Line 1z of your federal tax form 1040 or 1040-SR.

To check the status of your WFTC application, please call
WFTC Call Center

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