Working Families Tax Credit

What is the WFTC?

Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC) received a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to get the word out about the tax credit and support qualifying Okanogan residents in applying for the benefit when filing their federal income tax. Tax credits for working low-income individuals and families will help tremendously with today’s higher costs for basics like food, rent, heat, and fuel. We are working to set up a network of tax accountants in Okanogan County whom we will contract with to support residents with their tax filings and applications for the tax credit.

Financial Literacy Courses

As part of the grant, OCCAC will be offering Financial Literacy courses through LinkedIn. The Financial Literacy program aims to enlist 50 OCCAC clients to attend either online or in-person classes to learn how to improve or maintain their current financial status, inform individuals/families of the availability of the WFTC and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits or if needed Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application assistance.

How does it work?

If you are interested in learning about Financial Literacy, you can call our office at (509) 846-7286 and will be directed to our Financial Assistance Services Project Manager, Josie Sandoval. A LinkedIn profile will be made available for you at no cost. After receiving your login information, the Financial Literacy courses will show up on your LinkedIn profile as “Build your Financial Literacy course,” and will be available on your profile forever.

If you are NOT interested in the Financial Literacy courses but want to know more about the Working Families Tax Credit, call our agency at (509) 846-7286. You will be directed to the Financial Assistance Services Project Manager, Josie Sandoval, who will help to connect you to a local certified public accountant (CPA) who will help you to file your taxes with the new tax credit.

Department of Revenue Contact:

WorkingFamiliesCredit.wa.gov

(360) 763-7300

Ways to Apply

You can apply for the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) using one of these three options listed below. 
Video: How to Apply (1:45)
Video:  Applying with an ITIN (3:11) 

What you’ll need to apply 

To apply for the Working Families Tax Credit, you will need the following: 

  • 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 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. 

Video: What you’ll need to apply (0:29)