Tax season, everyone’s favorite, right? Well, this year it might just be because the WFTC – a tax credit that went into full effect in 2023 will provide payments of up to $1,200. Here’s how to see if you’re eligible for the Washington tax credit.

The WFTC is open for applications now until December 31st. Anyone who meets the requirements can apply and we have all the details for you.

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The WFTC is a tax credit program designed to provide financial assistance to low-income working families in the state of Washington. To be eligible for the WFTC, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • Lived in Washington a minimum of 183 days in 2022 (over half the year).
  • Are at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a qualifying child in 2022.
  • Filed a 2022 federal tax return.
  • Eligible to claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2022 tax return (or would meet the requirements for EITC but are filing with an ITIN).

There is also an income requirement that varies on the situation and depends on the number of qualifying children and income level. For example, a single person with no children must make $16,480 annually to qualify whereas a married couple with two children must make under $55,529 to qualify.

The maximum credit amount ranges from $300 to $1,200.

It’s important to carefully review the program guidelines and consult with a tax professional if you have any questions or concerns about your eligibility.

To apply you’ll need the following documents.

  • A copy of your federal tax return that you filed with the IRS.
  • Your Social Security Number or ITIN, and dates of birth for you, your spouse, and your children.
  • Your Washington state driver’s license or ID number (if you have one).
  • Your residential and mailing address.
  • Your bank routing number and account number if you choose direct deposit.

Keep in mind that if you do apply, it can take up to 90 days to process your application and receive your credit.