An income tax in Washington is unconstitutional
Last updated 6/16/2021 at 7:48am
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: An income tax in Washington state is unconstitutional.
Democrats in our state legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new 7% tax on capital gains in Washington state.
However, according to the Washington State Constitution, property cannot be taxed at a rate greater than one percent, an...