Unearned Income Tax in Washington: Building Resources for the Greater Good
Publication Date: March 2005
Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): Stacey Jones
Keywords: Tax structure; State revenue; Public services
Coverage: Washington Washington Washington
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.