New state tax credit giving up to $1,200 to low-income households launches Wednesday

The launch of the Working Families Tax Credit will be celebrated on Feb. 1 at the Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium, at 1:45 p.m.

John Ryser, acting Director of the Department of Revenue, will give a virtual statement. A live stream link to the event will be available upon request. Gov. Inslee was set to attend but cannot due to COVID-19.

The library will be one of 15 in-person sites where people can get help applying for the credit.

The credit will give yearly cash payments of up to $1,200 to nearly 400,000 low-income households in Washington State. Families are able to use the money however they wish to meet their needs.

See if you qualify here.

For help filing for the WFTC online and to get more information on in-person sites click here.