Washington's Estate Tax: Protecting Our State's Resources


Publication Date: March 2005

Publisher: Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Stacey Jones

Research Area: Banking and finance

Keywords: Tax structure; State economy; Wealth distribution

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington

Abstract:

Provides a brief history of Washington's estate tax, resolves misconceptions regarding those affected by the tax, and explains the benefits for small businesses and family farms under a revised system. Also discusses the importance of the estate tax in maintaining essential public services and creating conditions conducive to long-term economic growth.