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Fairer Taxes for Washington: Taxing high incomes to reduce regressive taxes and improve public services

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins

Topic: Banking and finance (Taxation and tax policy)

Keywords: Tax structure; Economic growth; Share prosperity

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


Outlines options in Washington State for a limited tax on the highest income households, coupled with a reduction in sales or property tax, to create a less-regressive tax system that keeps pace with economic growth and provides the revenues for high-priority public investments in education and other infrastructure.