House Finance Committee Tax Structure Work Session

Jan 25, 2019

The House Finance Committee held a work session yesterday on the state’s tax structure and recommendations for reform. I had the opportunity to be on a panel with Andy Nicholas from the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. The Committee was very generous with its time providing us an hour to make our pitches for changes to the state’s tax system.

As exciting as structural tax reform is, I’ve broken my presentation into segments if you don’t have time to watch the whole work session.

A quick note on some of these recommendations, bills have been introduced this session to cut the state's sales tax rate (SB 5610) and create a tax transparency website (SB 5631). We'll have more to say on these proposals and other tax related bills soon. 

Here is a copy of my complete presentation and handouts: