Who says WA is tax free??

Tableau ImTableau
Feb 6 14 Comments

Washington although doesn’t have state tax on your paycheck but there are other taxes. There used to be LNI (labor & industries) tax and starting this year there’s another tax - paid family & medical leave (PFML) that equates to 0.4% of your gross up to $132,900. Not to forget almost everything is taxed at 10.1% of sale price.

I also heard & read, WA LNI makes it extremely difficult to file claim for work related injuries. Then what’s the use of paying premium from your paycheck when it’s so difficult to get paid?

Is your employer deducting PFML tax from your paycheck?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Oracle gV45dx
    Nobody said Washington is tax free. We are income tax free.
    Feb 6 0
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    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      You should donate more since you love it so much!
      Feb 6
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Blue state policies.
    Feb 6 1
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  • LinkedIn bored🐷
    I’m paying over $30K CA state income tax for 2018. And there are other random taxes I have to pay in addition to that.
    Feb 6 0
  • Okta doomsday
    Lol nobody said!
    Feb 6 0
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    • Tableau ImTableau
      OP
      Seattle started having soda tax and it’s raking in multi million dollars every year, more than what they anticipated. Apparently they crossed the annual estimates within 1st three quarters of 2018. Politicians & municipalities are finding ways to charge taxes & so called insurances.
      Feb 6
    • Tableau ImTableau
      OP
      Not to forget about transit tax for next 20 years of so. 1.1% of your car value each year plus annual registration tax.
      Feb 6
  • Microsoft BiIlyG
    They have you working in the mines at tableau? What work related injuries are we talking about here? WA is state income tax free, and 0.4% PFML tax is lower than 10-20% income tax
    Feb 7 1
    • Tableau ImTableau
      OP
      Read carefully, no where there’s a comment about Tableau. It’s a great workplace. I’m talking in general about payroll deductions in the name of various insurances & taxes by WA & cities. Also, total comp usually is lower in Seattle compared to Bay Area or any other expensive state/city.
      Feb 7
  • Amazon outoforder
    Still not like CA. I heard CA is considering taxes on sms/texting.
    Feb 6 0
  • Amazon Mr.Bob
    There are other taxes that we’ll exceed California income tax.
    Feb 6 0
  • Microsoft 123heyhey
    Have you heard of California?
    Feb 6 0
  • Microsoft yubxsv
    Yes. They are deducting PFML tax from my paycheck
    Feb 6 0