Let’s create a tax code that works for everyone
Thriving communities require dependable resources, where everyone pitches in their share. But our state tax code holds us back. People with middle and low incomes pay a higher share of taxes than the top 1 percent, and special interests get unnecessary tax breaks. Lawmakers need to fix our upside-down tax code and pass equitable, sustainable revenue reforms. And you can be part of the movement of Washingtonians who are calling for these reforms.
Equip yourself with facts
Check out some helpful information about the challenges and opportunities within our tax code:
- The ten most regressive state and local tax systems, Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy, 2018
- Five essential truths about our state tax code, Schmudget blog, 2018
- Washington state’s upside-down tax system takes a heavy toll on communities of color, Schmudget blog, 2015
Join the network
Plug into All In For Washington, an advocacy organization working to rebalance Washington’s tax code. All In issues calls to action and offers great resources (like this video) to share with your networks.
Become a champion for reform
Tell your elected officials to prioritize commonsense fiscal solutions, like removing the tax break on capital gains, funding the modernized Working Families Tax Credit, and eliminating wasteful corporate tax breaks. To keep up with our solutions, connect with the Budget & Policy Center on email, Facebook, and Twitter.