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By Sydney Brown
Washington State Journal 

Working families' tax credit heads for approval

 

April 22, 2021

OLYMPIA — A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11.

Lawmakers on both sides saying the exemption for low-income earners was a long time coming.

"Expanding and fully funding the Working Families Tax Credit will make a difference for hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians who may face an unexpected cost – an auto repair, a sick child, a loss of hours at a job – that can lead to a downward economic spiral," stated Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle.

The Working Families Tax Credit would for the first time increase credit amounts and expan...



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