On July 6, 2020, the Seattle City Council passed Council Bill (CB) 119810 implementing a variable-rate payroll tax or ‘payroll expense tax’ that applies to businesses with $7 million or more of payroll expense in the most recent calendar year. The tax is intended to assist with the affordable housing crisis, homelessness, and now the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Washington Legislature Has Done It Again—Workforce Education B&O Surcharges Undergo Overhaul
On Feb. 11, less than 45 days after the Workforce Education Investment Act surcharges began Governor Jay Inslee signed S.B. 6492. This bill nixed the three-tier formula and completely overhauled the tax increase implementation.