Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.4.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.5.19; passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.7.19. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.21.19 at 3:30 p.m. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session



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This bill provides a Working Families’ Tax Credit for low-income and middle-income workers to recover some or all of the sales tax that they pay to support state and local government. The goal is to increase their economic security and decrease the regressivity of the state tax code.

It is the intention of this act to provide a sales and tax use exemption, in the form of a remittance, to low-income and middle-income working families.

RCW 82.08.020 are amended to include the Working Families’ Tax Credit in the form of a remittance of tax and is provided to low-income persons for sales taxes paid after January 1st, 2019. This section also specifies the eligibility requirements and specific remittance totals.

*Companion to HB 1527*