Taxes

Special Report: Using Tax Policy to Promote Economic Vitality  March 21, 2017

Washington’s Steady Move to an Economic Nexus Standard for Taxes  March 17, 2017

Toward a More Effective Tax Appeals Process for Washington  Feb. 28, 2017

Washington State Businesses Pay 58 Percent of State and Local Taxes  Jan. 23, 2017

Gov. Inslee’s Teacher Shortage Proposal: Good Policy, Bad Timing?  January 28, 2016

Washington Businesses Account for 58 Percent of State and Local Tax Collections  January 12, 2016

I-1366: A Choose Your Own Tax Adventure for Legislators  September 10, 2015

Levy Swap: Tax Increases, Tax Reductions, Unanswered Questions April 20, 2015

Carbon Taxation  March 23, 2015

Gov. Inslee's Capital Gains Tax Proposal  February 9, 2015

Washington’s Business Taxes Continue to Exceed National Average  September 8, 2014

About That Mythical $8.7 Billion Tax Break . . .  July 15, 2014

Supporting Research and Development with Responsible Tax Policy  February 13, 2014

Toward a Thoughtful Review of Tax Policies  January 17, 2014

High Stakes for Washington in Competition for 777X  November 20, 2013

House Finance Committee Considers Tax Increases  April 22, 2013

House Would Tax and Spend over $1 Billion More than Senate in 2013-15  April 17, 2013

Leveling the Playing Field with Tax Preferences  February 4, 2013

Initiative 1185: Reaffirming a Supermajority Requirement for Tax Increases  September 28, 2012

COST Study on Business Tax Burden  August 22, 2012

Five Keys to Evaluating a Tax System  June 14, 2012

The Way We're Taxed: A Brief History  May 29, 2012

Increased Federal Tax on Sales of Partnerships Will Cost Washington Jobs and Income  May 22, 2012

Machinery & Equipment Exemption Key to Keeping Jobs, Investments in Washington  January 30, 2012

Washington Fares Poorly in New Business Tax Rankings  May 20, 2011

Clarifying the Role of Tax Preferences  April 5, 2011

Initiative 1107: A Response to Last Minute Tax Increases  October 13, 2010

Now is Not the Time to Raise Taxes in Seattle  October 7, 2010

I-1098 Income Tax Proposal: Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription (Second Edition)  October 7, 2010

Initiative 1053: Requiring a Two-Thirds Majority to Increase Taxes  September 29, 2010

Washington's Business Tax Burden  August 12, 2010

I-1098 Income Tax Proposal: Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription  June 8, 2010

The Final Legislative Tax Package  April 19, 2010

Update on the House and Senate Tax Packages  March 10, 2010

The House and Senate Tax Packages  March 8, 2010

Governor Gregoire's Tax Package  February 23, 2010

House Bill 3176: "An act relating to increasing state revenues to preserve funding for education, public safety, health care, and safety net services for elderly, disabled, and vulnerable people by preventing abusive tax avoidance transactions, narrowing or eliminating certain tax preferences, and providing equitable tax treatment"  February 12, 2010

B&O Tax Pyramiding in Petroleum Distribution  January 18, 2010

Gregoire Presents Book 2 Budget  January 15, 2010

Mainstreaming Workers' Compensation: Reforms for 2010  January 15, 2010

The Economic Impact of Hiking Taxes to Close the Budget Gap  January 8, 2010

Time Will TEL: Voters to Decide the Fate of Initiative 1033  September 10, 2009

Seattle's Lost Decade: The City had Fewer Private Jobs in 2008 Than in 2000  August 10, 2009

Initiative 985 Would Widen 2009-11 General Fund Deficit  October 20, 2008

Washington Ranks 18th Highest in State and Local Taxes Per Capita, 28th in Taxes Per $1,000 of Income  May 20, 2008

A Citizen's Guide to Property Taxes  January 31, 2008

Seattle's Business Taxes Are a Competitiveness Issue  December 10, 2007

Gregoire Calls Special Session to Refly I-747  November 28, 2007

Recent Fiscal Trends for the City of Seattle  October 10, 2007

Simple Majority  October 5, 2007

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Quash Initiative 960, Measure Moves to the November Ballot  September 11, 2007

Two New Reports on Business Taxes  March 9, 2007

One Thing You Can Count on in Olympia is a Rainy Day  March 1, 2007

Building Us Up for a Fall? Construction and State Tax Revenue  February 27, 2007

Property Tax Bills Before the 2007 Legislature  February 12, 2007

Streamlined Sales Tax Once Again Before Legislature  January 23, 2007

Death and Taxes: I-920 Goes to Voters  October 13, 2006

Road Block: Initiative 912  September 30, 2005

Washington's Real Estate Excise Tax  March 30, 2005

Wallowing in Sin Taxes  (WashACE)  March 21, 2005

Pay Or Play: Yes, It's a Threat  March 15, 2005

Washington's Infrastructure Needs: Governance and Decision-Making  January 26, 2005

Tax Increases Would Stifle Fragile Recovery  (WashACE)  January 21, 2005

Sourcing Complicates Tax Simplification  December 10, 2004

Gambling on Tax Relief  October 12, 2004

Taxing Business  September 1, 2004

A Good Index is Hard to Find  November 4, 2003

The Bad News Is The Good News Is Wrong  November 4, 2003

Be Wary of Call for Exemption Review  April 15, 2003

Revenue Forecast Reduced  March 20, 2003

Higher Business Taxes Would Make Washington Less Competitive  January 10, 2003

Untaxed and Lightly Regulated  November 14, 2002

Seattle Initiative 77: The Espresso Tax is a Shot in the Dark  August 13, 2002

Senate Budget Plan Cuts Biennial Spending 1.4 Percent  March 7, 2002

$34.3 Million Bond Issue for Police Facilities Goes to Tacoma Voters February 5  January 28, 2002

Pierce Transit Seeks Sales Tax Increase  January 28, 2002

State Revenue Forecast Reduced  November 20, 2001

Initiative 773 -- Fiscal Smoke and Mirrors  October 22, 2001

Initiative 747 Cuts Close to the Bone  October 2, 2001

Taxes and Fees on the Construction of a House  June 25, 2001

Tacoma Bonds x 4  April 27, 2001

The Contribution of Real Estate to the Washington State Economy  April 18, 2001

Property Taxes: Uniformly Low is the Way to Go  February 23, 2001

I-601 Not Dead Until Legislature Declares It So  February 21, 2001

Local Use of the Real Estate Excise Tax  November 30, 2000

Local Option REET Magnifies Volatility  November 22, 2000

Washington's Real Estate Excise Tax: High Rate, Volatile Stream  November 20, 2000

Initiative 722: Wrong Road to Property Tax Reform  October 19, 2000

Initiative 728: More Money for Schools, Poor Fiscal Policy  September 26, 2000

Energy Market Skewed by Subsidies  August 16, 2000

Pierce County Residents to Vote on Tax for Parks  August 9, 2000

Property Tax Relief in the Supplemental Budgets  March 7, 2000

Fiscal Proposals Threaten Spending Limit  February 10, 2000

Preserve Property Tax Uniformity to Maintain Washington's Economic Competitiveness  February 1, 2000

Uniformity in Property Taxation Should be Retained  January 26, 2000

Senate Democrats Propose Split Roll Property Tax  January 17, 2000

How Washington Compares On Unemployment Insurance  November 2, 1999

Understanding the Tax Rankings  October 6, 1999

Transportation and Transit Lose Plenty  October 1, 1999

City and County Impacts Vary Widely  October 1, 1999

Let's Vote on It  October 1, 1999

Summing It Up: Upon Reflection, I-695 Still a Bad Idea  October 1, 1999

MVET Off, Property Tax On, and Other Tax Consequences  September 30, 1999

Growth of the MVET  September 30, 1999

Not Much Discretion in the $45 Billion Budget  September 30, 1999

Surplus Won't Cover Shortfall  September 30, 1999

House Republicans Look at Tax Cuts  April 13, 1999

Legislature Ignores Workable Reforms  March 22, 1999

$30 Car Tab Initiative Threatens Highway Improvements, Handcuffs State and Local Governments  February 26, 1999

Getting Back to Work: Reconsidering Unemployment Insurance in Washington  November 20, 1998

Referendum 49, Again: Tax Relief and Transportation  October 2, 1998

Understanding Washington State Taxes  August 19, 1998

Referendum 49: Tax Relief Plus Transportation Funding  June 19, 1998

Referendum 47: Property Tax Relief and Control  October 10, 1997

Grasping at Intangibles  March 10, 1997

Taxing Power: Electric Utility Taxes in a Competitive Environment  February 11, 1997

Washington's Real Estate Excise Taxes  January 15, 1997

Tax Relief Prospects for 1997  September 30, 1996

Understanding Washington State Taxes  August 19, 1996

Property Taxes: An Interstate Comparison  August 5, 1996

From Aberdeen to Wenatchee: Property Taxation in Fifteen Different Washington Cities  July 12, 1996

A Citizens' Guide to Washington State Property Taxes  June 1996

February Economic Forecast Released  February 29, 1996

Legislature Considers Property Tax Reforms  January 29, 1996

Tax cuts may define bottom line  April 28, 1995

Not just a corporate tax "break"  February 23, 1995

Taxes headed down  January 31, 1995

Paying for the RTA  January 20, 1995

Takin' It to the Limit: An Assessment of Initiatives 601 and 602, Second Edition  October 4, 1993

Takin' It to the Limit: A Preliminary Assessment of the Impacts of Initiatives 601 and 602  June 9, 1993

Sales taxation of services: the good, the bad and the costly  April 14, 1993

Real Estate Excise Taxes in Washington State  February 1, 1993

New Business Location in the Northwest  July 1989

Corporate, Personal Income Taxes Proposed; Higher Property Taxes Allowed  April 21, 1989

Estimating your own "Break-Even Point"  March 1, 1989

Taxes and Economic Growth  January 24, 1989

Understanding Washington's Taxes  November 10, 1988

Understanding Washington's Taxes  October 1988

Projected Shortage in Road Funds Makes It Likely Gas Tax Issue Will Come Up Again  March 4, 1988