Washington made history in 2021 when the legislature passed and funded the Working Families Tax Credit, a first-of-its-kind policy for the state that will put millions of dollars back into the pockets of families. Eligible households can receive up to $1,200 per year starting February 2023. We know this is just the start of our mission to make sure every Washingtonian can put food on the table, pay for emergencies, and go to sleep with peace of mind.
That is why we are championing House Bill 1075/Senate Bill 5249 - a bill that would expand the Working Families Tax Credit to low-income, working young people and seniors. From young college students to seniors still in the workforce, people with low incomes are all trying to make ends meet. However, the current age range for childless workers limits the lifesaving WFTC cash to those who are 25-65 years old.
This expansion would:
- Expand the age range so that all filers 18 and older can access the WFTC
- Reach more young, working adults and seniors, increasing covered households by nearly 50%.
- Add 210,000 households. Currently, the WFTC is estimated to have 420,000+ households
Join us in urging our lawmakers to sign on in support of this critical legislation HERE!