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Prepared by staff in Research and Fiscal Analysis
Published October 2013


This Tax Alternative Model allows users to:

  • Change the tax rates for major state and local taxes in Washington State,
  • Add certain business and household taxes, and
  • View the resulting impact on state revenues and the tax burden change for households and businesses.
  • Please note that estimates provided within this model do not reflect a policy position by the Department and are intended solely to assist you in exploring options under development.

    To use this model, macros must be enabled. If the form labeled “Major State and Local Taxes” does not appear and you are not prompted to enable macro content, or have questions about macro security, please see Microsoft Office Support.

    If you have any questions on this model, please contact Don Gutmann at DonG@dor.wa.gov or (360)534-1510.

    Tax Alternatives Model