Eye On Olympia

Getting a tax break -- and then some...

"It turns out that in our zeal to look out for taxpayers, we've sometimes given them two tax exemptions for one activity."

Rep. Jim McIntire, D-Seattle, urging colleagues to vote to repeal a dozen outdated and redundant tax breaks.

Among them: an exemption from penalties for late payment of property taxes due to any Y2K computer problems.

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