Oregon – Worries Over Move Making Oregonians Pay Washington Sales Tax

Oregonians, say goodbye to your Washington sales tax break — at least as you’ve come to know it.

Gone are the days of showing an Oregon ID at a Washington register and getting an automatic pass on sales tax. Oregonians who shop in Washington must save their receipts if they want to get reimbursed later. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure into law in May and it went into effect July 1.

Washington leaders project the change will raise about $54 million for their general fund over the next two years. But some business owners in Southwest Washington fear the revenue comes at their expense.

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The Daily chronicle
by Kate davidson | oregon public broadcasting
july 7, 2019