HB 2278 - BAD Bill

Bill Title: Modifying the capital gains tax under chapter 82.87 RCW and related statutes by closing loopholes, repealing and replacing the business and occupation tax credit with a capital gains tax credit, clarifying ambiguities and making technical corrections in a manner that is not estimated to affect state or local tax collections, treating spouses and domestic partners more consistently, modifying and adding definitions, creating a good faith penalty waiver, and modifying the publication schedule for inflation adjustments.

Committee: Finance
Companion Bill: None

Bill Summary:

  • AN ACT Relating to modifying the capital gains tax under chapter 82.87 RCW and related statutes by closing loopholes, repealing and replacing the business and occupation tax credit with a capital gains tax credit, clarifying ambiguities and making technical corrections in a manner that is not estimated to affect state or local tax collections, treating spouses and domestic partners more consistently, modifying and adding definitions, creating a good faith penalty waiver, and modifying the publication schedule for inflation adjustments; amending RCW 82.04.4497, 82.87.020, 82.87.040, 82.87.050, 82.87.070, 82.87.080, 82.87.110, 82.87.120, 82.87.150,  82.32.060, 82.32.090, and 82.32.105; reenacting and amending RCW 82.32.050; adding a new section to chapter 82.87 RCW; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date.
  • It says that they are trying to correct stupid mistakes they made when they passed this income tax bill. However, they correct the double taxation on one side with the Business and Owners taxes but add taxes on the other side by taxing intangible assets.  

Our Summary Opinion:

  • This bill sets up the ability to tax intangible assets. What is an intangible asset? It is your retirement accounts!

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