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Last week, Washington voters rejected a tax increase on some travel agencies in the state. The final tally on Advisory Vote #30 was 759,790 votes (56.52%) in favor of repealing the tax increase against 584,385 votes cast in favor of maintaining the tax increase (43.48%). As background, in April the legislature passed a bill that modified the Washington B&O tax rate for travel agencies such that those earning $250,000 or less annually will remain at the existing 0.275 percent rate and those earning more than $250,000 annually will pay at a new 0.9 percent rate. Earlier this year, ASTA and its members fought hard to make changes to the original proposal, which would have taxed all travel agencies at a rate of 1.5 percent and cost our industry $14 million a year in new taxes. While largely symbolic (the legislature rarely takes action in response to Advisory Votes), ASTA urged its Washington members to vote "Repeal," and we sincerely appreciate those who did so!


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