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Topic: Income tax

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December 10, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Sales-tax deduction: An income tax needed instead

As grateful as I am for the sales-tax deduction [“Make sales-tax deduction permanent,” Opinion, Dec. 6], I am only one among 28 percent of Washingtonians who benefit from this deduction because I can itemize my deductions. Where is the justice in this advantage when the rest don’t get to claim this benefit? The Times…


Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: Income tax, Ron Moe-Lobeda, sales-tax deduction

December 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Tax policy: Top 1 percent of Wash. residents need to pay more

I couldn’t agree more with Jonathan Martin’s column “It’s time for progressivism in tax policy” [Opinion, Dec. 7]. Martin cites Silicon Valley and the truth rings for me. I emigrated here 10 years ago from San Jose. I enjoy a great technology-marketing job with a good income. I was shocked to learn that…


Comments | More in Taxes | Topics: capital gains tax, Income tax, Jonathan Martin

February 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

State transportation package includes gradual 10 cent gas-tax increase

Income tax should be prioritized Please give us a state income tax [“Gas, car-tab taxes drive Dems’ plan,” page one, Feb. 21]. We are already the state with the most regressive tax structure — that is the poor and working class are paying too much of the tax bill. Adding to the gas tax is…


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: Gov. Jay Inslee, Income tax, Washington state Department of Transportation