You might be eligible for state’s Working Families Tax Credit

Through my work with Trinity Lutheran Aid Bank in Everett, I meet neighbors who need food, clothes, transportation and other emergency assistance. We know one high utility bill or unexpected medical bill can put a family into crisis.

That’s one reason why it’s so important to spread the word about a new tax credit of up to $1,200 available to families across Washington, starting this year. The Working Families Tax Credit goes beyond faithful charity to make sure that people who are working and paying taxes get the boost they need to get beyond crises. Qualifying for up to $1,200 can make such a tangible difference! The Faith Action Network, a multi-faith statewide advocacy coalition that our congregation is part of, was instrumental in the passage of this bill.

People in Snohomish County who don’t know about the credit might end up missing out on this life-saving cash. Undocumented immigrant workers who have been left out of other programs are eligible, because they work and pay taxes too. This tax credit is a step toward leveling the playing field in our state, since working people in Washington pay more than their share of taxes that fund schools, roads, and all the things that make our community livable. Workers who live in our community will also spend the money in our community, so that will help our local businesses too.

If you’re a low-to-moderate-income worker in our community, apply now at or find free application assistance at

Lisa Hall


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