Tax Break Transparency & Accountability

Tax Break Transparency & Accountability

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Washington state has almost 700 tax breaks – many of which are outdated, have no proven benefits, and do not receive review from lawmakers. Unnecessary tax giveaways are depriving our communities of billions of dollars and funneling money to corporations and special interests.

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Fact Sheet Closing the Tax Break on Capital Gains for an Equitable Recovery February 09, 2021

Blog Post Predatory investors are trying to rip off Washington state By Andy Nicholas | March 23, 2019

Blog Post Five essential truths about our state tax code By Melinda Young-Flynn | April 12, 2018

Video/Webinar House testimony on business and occupation tax breaks February 16, 2018

Video/Webinar Senate testimony on tax break transparency and accountability January 18, 2018

Blog Post Revenue Package Not Built to Last Over the Long Term By Andy Nicholas | July 12, 2017

Blog Post Governor’s Veto of Unnecessary, Short-Sighted Tax Giveaway Is the Right Move for Washington’s Future By Misha Werschkul | July 07, 2017

Blog Post Three Reasons Why a New Tax Break for Manufacturers Is Bad for Washington State By Andy Nicholas | July 03, 2017

Blog Post Guest Post: Kansas Experiment Yields Valuable Lessons in Why State Investments Are Essential By Melinda Young-Flynn | June 08, 2017

Blog Post Hedge Funds vs. Mom-and-Pops: The Truth about Small Businesses and Closing the Capital Gains Tax Break By Andy Nicholas | April 27, 2017

Blog Post Don’t Let the Talking Points Fool You: Senate Republicans’ Budget Proposal Is a House of Cards By Andy Nicholas | March 23, 2017

Blog Post Washington Should Invest in Thriving Communities Instead of Paying Out Special Interest Tax Breaks By Andy Nicholas | March 14, 2017

Blog Post Our New Revenue Reform Plan Would Hold Lawmakers Accountable to Communities By Andy Nicholas | February 27, 2017

Blog Post Senate Budget Includes Massive Tax Giveaway to Giant Media Corporations By Andy Nicholas | March 16, 2016

Blog Post Corporate Tax Break Accountability Proposals are Good for Washington’s Economy By Andy Nicholas | February 19, 2016

Blog Post Report: To Create Jobs, Invest in the Success of ‘Home-Grown’ Businesses By Admin | February 04, 2016

Blog Post Requiring Greater Accountability for Boeing Tax Breaks Should Remain a Priority By Andy Nicholas | April 23, 2015

Blog Post In Support of the House’s Revenue Proposals By Melinda Young-Flynn | March 31, 2015

Blog Post Bill to Improve State Tax Break Transparency Receives Public Hearing By Andy Nicholas | February 20, 2015

Blog Post Corporate Tax Dodge Findings Show Need for Reforms in Washington State By Andy Nicholas | February 27, 2014

Blog Post Improved Tax Break Accountability Starts With Better Data By Andy Nicholas | January 30, 2014

Blog Post Let The Sun Set On An Ineffective Tax Break For High-Tech Businesses By Andy Nicholas | January 17, 2014

Blog Post Overview of Proposed Boeing Tax Breaks and Accountability Measures By Andy Nicholas | November 07, 2013

Brief/Report Washington State’s 1930s Tax System Doesn’t Work In A 21st Century Economy October 01, 2013

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