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Working Families Tax Rebate: Benefits by Legislative District

Posted by staceys at Apr 06, 2009 10:40 AM |

Last Friday the Budget & Policy Center released a paper on the benefits of the Working Families Tax Rebate for economic and fiscal recovery in Washington State.

The Working Families Tax Rebate will refund a portion of the state retail sales tax to the 350,000 Washington households that qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Statewide, 12 percent of householdswere eligible for the EITC in 2006 and would have therefore been eligible for the WFTR. The map below shows the share of tax filers who would have been eligible for the WFTR by legislative district. The districts with the highest percentages of eligible Washingtonians live in rural and small metropolitan areas. For example, one in four tax filers in the Yakima area would have been eligible for the WFTR. In general, all communities in Washington would benefit.



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