Dear Friends and Neighbors,
There is much talk at all levels of government about taxes and tax reform. I'd like to let you know of an opportunity to let your voice be heard for tax relief. You can participate in virtual Tax Town Halls across the state being hosted by the Washington State Tax Structure Work Group.
There will be several regional, virtual Tax Town Halls, beginning with the Eastern Washington region tomorrow, September 22. You can sign up and participate through Zoom links at either or both of the two same day sessions. The first will begin at 2:30 p.m. and another session begins at 6:30 p.m.
East Region | Legislative Districts: 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 16
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. | Sign up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsf-mrqj8tHtOVK5GHXq4rc-sgcEPcIb6n
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Sign up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdumpqTMrGdZyb4JdTbqgkR3S5XFlQwxk
Despite record-level Washington state tax collections, Gov. Inslee and legislative Democrats have passed new tax increases over the last three years – including a new payroll tax and a new income tax on capital gains. Find the complete list here.
At this time, there are six possible scenarios to tax reform, including two that would implement a state income tax:
You can learn more about each scenario here.
I anticipate that many special interest groups will be participating and advocating for more taxes. Now is the time to let your voice be heard. I encourage you to participate if you are able.