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Tax returns for those receiving Earned Income or Additional Tax credits will arrive late-February this year

People expecting a tax refund who receive either the Earned Income or the Additional Child tax credits will not see their refunds until late February this year due to federal law.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says people receiving these credits should expect their refunds to be deposited in their bank accounts or on debit cards by Feb. 27, 2018, at the earliest.

Many Washington families are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the largest anti-poverty program in the United States. In 2017, Washington tax filers received more than $926 million through the program.

If you still have questions about reasons for the delay on the refund, the IRS has more information online. If you need assistance filing your taxes there are volunteer programs that will help you. After you file your return, if you want to check on the status of that return you can go online at Where’s My Refund? or check out the IRS2Go mobile app




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We transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.  We serve many clients who live on the margin.  Although most are not receiving a cash grant, they may be relying on food assistance, work-related support services, assistance with child support, medical coverage, or child care subsidies.  A family crisis or change in the economy, even a small one, can force these families into situations requiring assistance, whether it’s the full support of a cash grant, help with child support, or temporary assistance to avoid losing housing.

Washington Connection offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online.  By entering in basic household information, Washington Connection will let you know what programs or services you or your family may be qualified to receive from various State, Federal or Local sources.