Income tax

Trump tax returns: Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily suspends release of records to Congress

CNN – Chief Justice John Roberts has agreed to temporarily suspend a lower court order requiring the release of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service to a Democratic-led House committee. The tax returns were due to be submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee later this week. Roberts requested …

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Local watchdog sends cease and desist letter to clarify capital gains income tax rules “publications” Washington Policy Center

The Citizen Action Defense Fund (CADF), a local nonprofit litigation organization in our state, sent the Department of Revenue (DOR) a letter today asking the agency to cease its rule-making activities to implement income tax on capital gains. On March 1, a judge appointed by Inslee ruled that income tax on capital gains “has been …

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New memoranda filed in the Income Tax Case on Capital Gains; The date of the hearing is still pending “Publications” The Washington Policy Center

Although we are still waiting for the state Supreme Court to provide oral arguments in the capital gains income tax case, two new filings were filed by plaintiffs yesterday. One brief responded to the state’s claim that Washington somehow found a new way to tax capital gains that doesn’t make it an income tax (every …

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Why Income Tax on Capital Gains in Washington Unconstitutional » Publications » Washington Policy Center

Main results 1. A comparative study finds that the Washington Constitution contains the broadest definition of state ownership. 2. As a result, nearly 100 years ago, the State Supreme Court ruled that Washingtonians own their income because it is their property. 3. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that a graduated income tax is illegal …

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Lawmakers have proposed income tax more than 50 times since 1991 “Publications” Washington Policy Center

In preparation for the upcoming Supreme Court hearing on income tax on capital gains (the date for oral arguments has not yet been set), I wanted to see how often lawmakers have proposed income tax. We already know that voters rejected six constitutional amendments to allow for a graduated income tax. But since these votes, …

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