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With new ‘voluntary’ exemptions created for long-term-care law, the key word is ‘voluntary’

By Elizabeth Hovde

In January, understanding how misguided, poorly written and oversold taxpayers feel the state’s long-term-care law is–and after a federal, class-action lawsuit had been filed and a cease-and-desist letter had come in from Idaho–the Washington state Legislature added more exemption categories from the fund that the law created and its accompanying payroll tax of 58 cents for ever...

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