UUC’s Economic Justice Team: Our State’s Tax System

Monday, January 20 – Statewide Poverty Network Lobby Day in Olympia

Why does Washington State impose an effective tax rate on low income people that is nearly six times higher than the rate for our highest income residents? No other state comes close to having such a regressive tax structure.

ITEP Tax Inequality Index Ranking for Washington state: According to ITEP's Tax Inequality Index, Washington has the most unfair state and local tax system in the country. And two charts.
Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy https://itep.org/whopays-map/

Team members plan to participate in the Statewide Poverty Network lobby day in Olympia on Monday, January 20. Please contact Ben Pfeiffer if you would like to carpool to the event.