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April 3, 2020

2/12/2020 3:45:00 PM
Call for tax law fix

The Legislature has only 25 days left in this session. I have been trying to get a bill passed that would stop the tax shift that has been going on for five years. That is the tax shift that occurred when Shelter Bay and Pull and Be Damned were removed from the tax rolls. Roughly $1.8 million in taxes were shifted to nine levy codes that make up the La Conner school district.
In 2019 the average taxpayer in La Conner paid an extra $328 in taxes because of this shift. At the same time the Swinomish Tribal Community contributed money they had collected from Shelter Bay and Pull & Be Damned, which the taxing districts did not deduct from their levy requests. This is called double dipping.
Rep. Dave Paul is working on this. Please give him a call at 360-786-7914 if you want to see your taxes reduced.
Dan O’Donnell


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