Beginning February 1, 2023, the state of Washington will begin providing payments up to $1,200 to individuals and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. This is known as the Working Families Tax Credit.
To qualify for the credit, you must meet all the following criteria:
- You (or your spouse if applicable) have filed a federal tax return (form 1040 or 1040-SR).
- You (or your spouse if applicable) meet the requirements for the federal Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC), OR would meet the requirements for EITC, but filed with an Individual Taxpayer
Identification Number (ITIN).
- You (or your spouse if applicable) must be at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a
- You must have lived in Washington for at least 183 days (more than half the year).
- You (and your spouse if applicable) must meet the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) thresholds
When do I apply?
Starting Feb. 1, 2023, for 2022. Applications for 2022 must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31,
How do I apply?
- Fill out the Washington State section of your individual return and we will transmit the application to the state when you file your return.
- Washington State Department of Revenue
- Your local Department of Revenue office
- By mail
What information will I need?
- Copy of your 2022 federal return
- Legal name (taxpayer and spouse if applicable)
- Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) (taxpayer and spouse if applicable)
- Date of Birth (taxpayer and spouse if applicable)
- Washington State Driver's License. If you do not have one, you can still apply. Providing a driver's license will expedite the process.
- Current mailing address
- Phone Number
- Email Address
Who counts as a qualifying child for this credit?
- A qualifying child must be related to you in some way
- A qualifying child must be under the age 19 at the end of 2022 and younger than you (or your spouse if applicable). A qualifying child is considered to reach their age the day before their birthdate
- A qualifying child must not have filed a joint return for 2022 unless they are only filing to claim a refund of income tax withheld or estimated tax paid.
- A qualifying child must have lived with you for more than half of 2022. If your child was born or died in 2022, they must have lived with you for more than half of the time they were alive in 2022.
Note: A child may be eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit for more than one applicant. However, the child can only be claimed by one person (and that person’s spouse if applicable) per year. Refer to the WA State website for more details on the tiebreaker rules.