Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC)
Washington State’s version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a program that helps balance our upside-down tax code in Washington, giving money back to the lowest income earners through a tax refund.
The WFTC is already law in Washington State – it’s just never been funded. Part of the strategy for advocacy is to fund the Working Families Tax Credit (HB 1527 Entenman/SB 5810 Nguyen) so that low income workers can start receiving that income boost. This legislative session, advocates are also working to expand the WFTC by including anyone who has an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for filing taxes, allowing undocumented workers who pay taxes to receive this benefit as well (HB 2521 Thai/SB 6557 Saldaña).
Budget & Policy Center Resources:
2020 Social Media Graphics – Use the hashtag #WAWorkingFamiliesTaxCredit when you share on social media.
ITIN Fact Sheet (in English and Spanish)
ITIN Blog Post – “All taxpayers should be eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit”
WFTC Blog Posts and Fact Sheets – intersectional benefits of the WFTC