Will the long-term care tax be postponed for a year?

Dec 16, 2021
Written by wpengine

According to several sources, including the Washington Research Council (WRC), AP, and Seattle Times, the long-term care tax might be delayed for a year.

From the WRC’s website:

The Seattle Times reports that Gov. Inslee and Senate Democrats are talking about delaying the long-term care payroll tax. Senate Democratic leadership sent the governor a letter on Wednesday asking him to delay the tax until Jan. 1, 2023.

Under current law, the tax is scheduled to begin January 1, 2022. A lawsuit was filed last month that argues that the long-term care program is unlawful under federal and state laws.

Read more on the Washington Research Council’s website here.