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Unearned Income Tax in Washington: Building Resources for the Greater Good

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Publication Date: March 2005

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Stacey Jones

Topic: Banking and finance (Taxation and tax policy)

Keywords: Tax structure; State revenue; Public services

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington Washington Washington

Abstract:

Examines how Washington's existing taxes fall disproportionately on the state’s lower-income residents. Suggests options for reform that could provide additional needed revenue and make the state's tax system more equitable. Outlines the benefits to public education, health care and many other public services that require additional funding due to a declining tax base and burgeoning population.