WASHINGTON – Clallam looks to work with cities in gaining from sales tax law

Clallam County commissioners are reaching out to Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks city officials to discuss leveraging the benefits of House Bill 1406, which gives governments access to sales tax revenues to address pressing needs for affordable housing.

Under HB 1406, governments can obtain a maximum of 0.0146 percent of their local state sales and use taxes for affordable housing investments

But there’s a hitch.

In setting up the new law, state lawmakers also make them compete for the maximum obtainable funding by taxing their own property owners and consumers for a larger share of the sales-tax pie, commissioners Mark Ozias, Bill Peach and Randy Johnson learned Monday at a work session.

For the Full Story: Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Dailey News
Paul Gottlieb
August 27, 2019