This panel wants to know how you would change state tax code

On Wednesday, a legislative body will hold two virtual sessions to hear the ideas of county residents.

EVERETT — What changes do you think should be made to the state tax code to make it more fair and equitable — and still generate enough revenue to fund government operations?

A state legislative panel wants to know and will hold two virtual meetings on Wednesday to hear from residents of Snohomish and Island counties.

Those sessions of the Tax Structure Work Group will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sign up for either one online at taxworkgroup.org/tax-town-halls. This panel is holding town halls around the state this fall, and Wednesday’s events are for the northwest region.

The Tax Structure Work Group, established by the Legislature in 2017, is comprised of eight Democratic and Republican lawmakers — two from each of the four legislative caucuses — along with representatives of Gov. Jay Inslee and the associations of cities and counties. State Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro Woolley is a co-chairman.

The purpose is to gather public opinion on the state’s tax structure and recommend ways of improving the fairness and adequacy of the tax code.

For more information, email info@taxworkgroup.org.

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