taxes

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

There will be NO DANCING to Pomplamoose at Neumos!

Apparently, there is no dancing allowed at the upcoming Pomplamoose show in Seattle at Neumos!!! NONE! And you thought those stories about Washington’s tax collectors scouring Yelp to tax night clubs while granting billion dollar tax breaks to Microsoft were a joke.

Comic by RR Anderson
Posted on April 9, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

The Third Anniversary of Washington State’s Big Tax Gift to Microsoft

Wednesday will be the third anniversary of the biggest corporate tax break in Washington State history. On April 10, 2010, the Legislature changed the definition of the state’s royalty tax and effectively granted amnesty to Microsoft, helping the company lock up $1.51 billion in savings from its thirteen-year Nevada tax dodge. The changes were led Read More

Microsoft's Sacred Cash Cow
Posted on January 7, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

New York Times Focus on Corporate Tax Incentives, Washington State and Microsoft

In early December, The New York Times published a series on corporate tax incentives across the country. They also provided a state by state reporting view online (here’s the link for Washington State’s corporate tax incentives). Washington state grants $2.35 billion to corporations annually (about 15 cents of every dollar of the budget). Not surprisingly, Read More