by Dan Newhouse June 16, 2021 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: An income tax in Washington state is unconstitutional. Democrats in our state legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new 7% tax on capital gains in Washington state. However, according to the […]
SEATTLE — Former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s recently passed capital gains tax.
A second lawsuit has been filed to overturn a newly passed capital gains tax in Washington.
Former Attorney General Rob McKenna joins lawsuit seeking to invalidate Washington state’s capital gains tax
Former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to strike down the state’s new capital gains tax, arguing it is a stealthy and illegal income tax.
Our state has been a center of innovation, development and a magnet for growing industries for decades. Part of what makes us competitive is the spirit of risk and reward that capital investment requires. Washington allowed families to keep more of their money to spend, save or invest and notably — income taxes were not […]
Olympia passes a 7% tax on gains, joining 13 states in the 50% club with Biden’s tax hike.
Jason Mercier, director of the Center for Government Reform at the Washington Policy Center, discusses two lawsuits against lawmakers’ efforts to create a state income tax
Public records show lawmakers plan to use the capital gains income tax to set up a lawsuit to try to impose a broad-based graduated income tax.
OLYMPIA — Washington’s new tax on capital gains above $250,000 isn’t even law yet, but it’s already being challenged in the courts.
Just days after the Washington Legislature gave final approval to a new capital gains tax aimed at the state’s wealthiest residents, the conservative Freedom Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of five individuals and one couple to overturn the tax.