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Bellevue restaurant sued over tax evading software (Getty Images)
Bellevue restaurant sued over tax evading software (Getty Images)
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Bellevue Restaurant Owner Sued for Using Computer to Cheat on Sales Tax

Officials are calling it the first ever of it's kind in Washington state, even the nation. The Attorney General's office is suing a restaurant owner who allegedly cheated the state out of more than $395K in sales taxes by using 'sales suppression software.'

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I-1366 all but sure to pass, could face legal challenge (Washington State Legislative website)
I-1366 all but sure to pass, could face legal challenge (Washington State Legislative website)
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Initiative to Lower Sales Tax Passing, But May Face Legal Challenge

It appears TIm Eyman's latest effort to battle tax increases in our state will pass. In fact, the Washington Policy Center is reporting I-1366 has passed. But could it face a legal challenge?

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Gov. Inslee supports new internet sales tax
Gov. Inslee supports new internet sales tax (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Supports Internet Sales Tax – Goodbye Online Savings

The very title of the measure smacks of redistribution of wealth, or "leveling" the playing field.

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HB 1588 would mandate backround checks for ALL gun sales-public and private
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New Background Check for Washington Gun Owners Will Likely Be Decided by Voters

You heard about this bill when Newstalk 870 interviewed Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane.

House Bill 1588 would require universal background checks for ALL gun sales in Washington state.

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Could you soon have to pay sales tax on internet purchases?
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Congress Considering New Sales Taxes for Internet Purchases

Endorsed by the National Retail Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would slap a sales tax on your online purchases.

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The Southridge Sports Complex Kennewick
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Does The Mid-Columbia Need a New Aquatic Center? [POLL]

The decision will now go to voters for a regional aquatic center.

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aurelijus, flickr
aurelijus, flickr
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New Bill Would Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax — Dollars and Sense

Online shoppers often cite the convenience of purchasing items from web retailers like Amazon, but another perk to cyber shopping is that buyers often don’t have to pay sales tax.

Thanks to a congressional bill, though, that could soon change.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Should Soda and Other Sugary Drinks Be Taxed? — Survey of the Day

Much like cigarettes and alcohol are taxed, there is a movement afoot to levy similar charges on soda and other sweetened beverages.

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Gov. Chris Gregoire
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Gregoire’s Sales Tax Proposal Could Face Stiff Opposition

One of the efforts proposed by Govenor Gregoire to help offset the billion dollar budget shortfall in Olympia would be a temporary sales tax.  History has shown WA  voters don't usually agree.

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Gov. Chris Gregoire
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Gregoire Pushing Sales Tax Increase-Says It’s “Temporary.”

In an effort to stave off a 1.4 billion dollar budget shortfall, Gov. Gregoire wants to implement a "temporary" sales tax to bring in 830 million to offset the defecit.

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