New brief: Washington’s Steady Move to an Economic Nexus Standard for Taxes

In a new policy brief, we look at Washington's Steady Move to an Economic Nexus Standard for Taxes.

Briefly:

  • “Nexus” means a connection, and it is a determinant of jurisdiction in tax law.
  • Federal law is unclear as to whether a state may tax businesses without a physical presence in the state.
  • Washington has used an economic nexus test for certain businesses in recent years (based on their market in the state).
  • Several nexus changes have been proposed this legislative session.
  • The constitutionality of the nexus changes has not been determined.

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