Washington State’s Mandatory Withholding for Long-Term Care On Hold

By on February 22, 2022

In 2019, the Washington State Legislature established the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (LTSS Trust Program) to provide funding for eligible beneficiaries that they can apply to the cost of their long-term care. The program is funded through a 0.58% payroll tax on employee wages and went into effect on January 1, 2022. However, the LTSS Trust Program drew public criticism in recent months and most private long-term care insurance providers pulled out of the state. As a result, the Washington State Legislature recently fast-tracked new legislation to put the program on hold until July 2023.

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Troy Van Dongen
Troy Van Dongen focuses his practice on the resolution of state and local tax (SALT) controversies through negotiation and litigation. He advises clients across the country in a variety of state and local tax matters, including income, franchise, sales, and use taxes, and he has a particularly strong background in property taxation.

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