Status Summary

First reading, referred to Finance on 1.23.19.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance on 2.7.19.

Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Finance on 3.14.19.

The bill will be alive again next session in the House Finance committee.

(updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session



In Progress



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 SB 5810*