Working Families Tax Rebate
Thousands of families in Washington have incomes that are insufficient to cover the high costs of health care, child care, and job-related expenses. To make matters worse, lower income families pay a disproportionate share of their income in state and local taxes than wealthier residents.
The Working Families Tax Rebate, passed into law in 2008, could cut taxes by as much as 30 percent for more than 350,000 working families in Washington State. It will allow lawmakers to take a balanced approach to the state's current and long term budget problems by helping to mitigate the unfairness of our regressive tax structure.
- January, 2008 - The Washington State Budget & Policy Center has released a simple and effective proposal to provide a much-needed tax break for working families. Our proposal has resulted in state legislation.