New Working Families Tax Credit May Give Washington Families Up to $1,200
The Working Families Tax Credit is a new program designed to help low-income individuals and families. Washington has no state income tax, so how does the credit work? The Working Families Tax Credit operates by refunding a portion of sales tax paid to the state.
There are several criteria:
- The primary applicant must be a resident in Washington for at least 183 days in 2022.
- You have already filed your federal tax return.
- You (or your spouse if applicable) must have earned income in 2022.
- You (and your spouse) must have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
- If you (and your spouse) have no children, you must have been between 25 – 64 years old at the end of 2022.
- You must be eligible to claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on your 2022 tax return (or would meet the requirements for EITC but are filing with an ITIN). The EITC is based on the IRS Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) thresholds based on your tax filing status and number of children (if any). You can find more information on the EITC here[www.irs.gov/EITC].
- You must have paid Washington State sales tax on purchases made during 2022. (No receipts necessary to apply.)
- If you (or your spouse if applicable) have investment income, it must be less than $10,300.
Applying for the Working Families Tax Credit
The state say it should take you about 30 minutes to complete the application. The application asks a series of questions about where you lived, your income, and family information. And be ready to attach a copy of your 2022 federal tax return.
To apply, follow this link.
You can also download paper forms if you prefer to apply by mail.
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