Boosting Access to Cash During the 2022 Tax Season; Building a more Equitable Economic Infrastructure for Long Term Well Being

This webinar was first in the Puget Sound AFN two-part series Maintaining Momentum for Economic Justice

The 2022 tax season is unique. It offers an opportunity for many families to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit, the expanded Child Tax Credit, and for many to also access their Economic Impact payments for the first time. Potentially thousands of dollars are on the table to help cover the basics and support a more equitable recovery.

In addition, the 2022 season is an important time to alert Washington residents to the recently passed Working Families Tax Credit, which will provide up to $1200 a year to households starting in 2023 and become a permanent part of a more equitable tax system. Many of the households who might benefit from all of these supports may be those least likely to access them. This is the moment to ensure that every household receives the unrestricted cash supports available to them.

Watch the webinar recording to listen to our discussion on what’s at stake, the current program and policy landscape, gaps in access, and strategies to promote equitable access now and continue the work toward a more economically just system.

Leila Batmanghelidj (Moderator), Kaiser Permanente Washington
Margaret Babayan, Washington Budget and Policy Center
Lauren McGowan, United Way of King County
Shaun Scott, Statewide Poverty Action
Emily Vyhnaneck, Washington Budget and Policy Center


Undocumented Communities in Washington State During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A new report from the Washington Dream Coalition (WDC)

Register now for Part 2 in the series: Housing Security, Credit, and Debt – Realizing the promise of rental assistance and eviction protection reforms to promote and preserve safe housing, health, and wealth.