Urge WA House Finance Committee Members vote HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Out of Committee to Rules

“When we adopt our biennial budgets, we should proactively consider the exemptions and preferences as tax expenditures and require re-adoption if they have never been reviewed or have no sunset date. Why should these “tax expenditures” live on forever? No … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption and Accountability Act – Tax Sanity Testimony before House Finance Committee

Testimony in support of HB 1703 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act (2019) Washington State House Finance Committee, Feb 26, 2019 Testimony by Steve Zemke – Director – Tax Sanity  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on … Continue reading

Action Alert on ESSB 5513 to Increase Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability

Action Alert on WA ESSB 5513 to Increase Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability. ESSB 5513 on Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability was passed last week by the Senate on a 47/0 vote. It is now in the House. Your help is needed now.  Please … Continue reading

Testimony on ESSB 5513 before WA House Finance Committee

Comments to House Finance Committee on ESSB 5513  Feb. 22, 2018 Steve Zemke Director – Tax Sanity Tax Sanity recommends passage of ESSB 5513. Updating the Department of Revenue’s Tax Exemption Report every two years instead of four years is … Continue reading

ESSB 5513 passes WA State Senate Unanimously. Now Awaits a House Vote

The Washington State Senate passed ESSB 5513 by a 47/0 Vote on Feb. 13, 2018. The bill has been sent to the House for a vote..ESSB 5513 is a substitute bill that has removed the provision that discretionary tax exemptions … Continue reading

WA SB 5513 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act

Testimony in support of SB 5513 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee, Jan. 18, 2018 Steve Zemke – Tax Sanity  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on this legislation. This is … Continue reading

Hearing Jan 18, 2018 on SB 5513 -The Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act

SB 5513 will have a Hearing in the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM  in  Senate Hearing Room 4 in Olympia. The information below explains the legislation and can also be … Continue reading