Increased Taxes are a concern here in Washington State as the state moves to the same “tax freedom day” as California according to the tax Foundation. Washington State ranks 38th (tied with California) with only 12 States with a later date.
“When Is My State’s Tax Freedom Day?
The total tax burden borne by residents of different states varies considerably due to differing state tax policies and the progressivity of the federal tax system. This means that states with higher incomes and higher taxes celebrate TFD later: New York (May 3), New Jersey (April 30), and Connecticut (April 25). Residents of Alaska will bear the lowest average tax burden in 2019, with Tax Freedom Day arriving on March 25. Also early are Oklahoma (March 30), Florida (April 4), and Louisiana (April 4).
In Washington State the tax collection arm of State Government (Department of Revenue) cannot seem to keep up with the legislative demands for more programs and more money. State businesses with or without employees received the following from the Department of Revenue on the new “Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax” adopted in the legislative session a year ago.
Attend the forum below April 25th for more information.
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Fourth Corner links of interest:
- Voters still aren’t eager to live in so-called sanctuary communities, and they tend to support President Trump’s proposal to send illegal immigrants to those communities.
- Eastern Washington ranchers could be enlisted to help kill wolves.
- The measles outbreak a disease that had “disappeared”.
- Washington legislature approves Janus response bill.
Contact Local Legislators:
40th District Senator Senator Liz Lovett
40 District Representative Representative Debra Lekanoff
40 District Representative. Representative Jeff Morris
42nd District Senator Senator Doug Ericksen
42nd District Representative. Representative Sharon Shewmake
42nd District Representative Representative Luanne VanWerven