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Workers comp tax may increase in 2024


Last updated 10/12/2023 at 9:38am

TUMWATER – The state Department of Labor and Industries is proposing a 4.9% increase in the workers compensation tax effective Jan. 1.

Director Joel Sacks said the tax increase is lower than what the agency expects to pay for 2024 claims.

The proposed tax increase is a direct result of higher wages in the state, he said, noting it will cost employers and workers jointly about $65 annually per full-time employee.

The proposed tax hike has Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, fired up. Schoesler represents Legislative District No. 9, which includes Lincoln County.

“It’s an understatement...

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