So far, more than 200,000 apply for exemption from the state’s long-term-care fund
Here are the latest numbers related to applications for exemption from the WA Cares Fund, supplied to me by Washington state's Employment Security Department. Read more about the WA Cares Fund, the state’s mandatory long-term-care program and payroll tax, on the state’s website and in my prior blogs and opinion pieces.
Exemption Statistics as of Oct. 21, 2021
Total exemption applications received: 227,402
Approved applications: 61,785
Incomplete applications: 624
Total applications processed: 62,409
Applications processed as percentage of total: 27.4%
High Income Earners Already Pay Their "Fair Share"
The Biden Administration’s massive welfare give away, “Build Back Better,” is currently being negotiated in Congress. One of the original funding mechanisms was raising taxes on the rich to the point where they pay their “fair share.” In spite of the political left obsessing over the issue, no one has clearly defined exactly what the term means.
Let’s look at actual numbers and see who pays what in income taxes in the United States.Read the entire blog
Your cell phone taxes are going up, AGAIN
A recently published study by Scott Mackey and Ulrik Boesen at the Tax Foundation, highlights that Washington State has increased cell phone taxes another 0.5% in 2021, bringing the total to 20.02%, the third highest in the nation.Read the entire blog