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Washington’s average annual wage increases 7.5%

The state’s average annual wage grew by 7.5% in 2021 to $82,508, according to a news release by the state…

New unemployment tax requirement: Learn more

The Employment Security Department (ESD) invites businesses to learn more about a new unemployment tax requirement going into effect in…

State work group explores taxation

A group of state and local policymakers will consider replacing Washington’s Business & Occupation (B&O) tax, adding a wealth tax…

Contractor fees increase 5.79% in April

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will increase contractor registration, renewal and reinstatement fees by 5.79%, effective…

Tax work group to review state Business & Occupation (B&O) tax

The Washington State Tax Structure Work Group (TSWG) will discuss policy concepts, including whether to replace or modify Washington’s Business and…

Capital Gains Tax Unconstitutional

BIAW celebrated a huge victory in the courts when a superior court judge ruled Washington’s controversial capital gains income tax…