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Washington has the Fourteenth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Washington’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the fourteenth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 13 percent—or -9 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Washington collected $36.3 billion in state and local taxes—or $4,989 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an imp…

Washington’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Twentieth “Most Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

Winning the 2018 HGTV Dream Home in Gig Harbor, Washington Will Cost You in Income Taxes . . . But Not as Much Thanks to the Trump Tax Cut

If you win the 2018 HGTV Dream Home you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
// This year’s 2018 HGTV Dream Home is in Gig Harbor, Washington (see Google map at end of post). According to the HGTV contest rules, it comes …

United Van Lines Migration Data Shows Taxes Matter

// Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bure…

Washington is the Fifteenth Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

  In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” and “losers” across the American landscape. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013…

Washington’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-First “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Washington has the Sixteenth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Washington collected $30.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the a…

Washington’s Government Workforce is the Sixteenth “Most Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to the …

Washington has the Fourteenth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Washington collected $28.4 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the a…