estate tax http://nwpr.org en Washington Estate Tax Refunds Halted After Midnight Bill Signing http://nwpr.org/post/washington-estate-tax-refunds-halted-after-midnight-bill-signing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061413AJ_EstateTax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There were dramatic developments in Olympia overnight. Governor Jay Inslee held a midnight bill signing to amend Washington’s estate tax. The move means the Department of Revenue will not begin to issue refund checks Friday morning to the heirs of some multi-million dollar estates.<p>The state of Washington was about to embark on a months-long process of refunding an estimated $140 million to more than 100 estates. This was the result of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:02:20 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29370 at http://nwpr.org Washington Estate Tax Refunds Halted After Midnight Bill Signing Washington Revenue Debate Not Over With Estate Tax “Fix” http://nwpr.org/post/washington-revenue-debate-not-over-estate-tax-fix <p></p><p>The checks will not be in the mail Friday morning. Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation late Thursday night to halt the issuance of refunds to the heirs of some multi-million dollar estates. At a midnight bill signing, Inslee – a Democrat – praised the legislature for voting to fund schools in lieu of refunds for wealthy families. But he also said he wants lawmakers to find additional sources of revenue for the next budget.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:45:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29331 at http://nwpr.org Deal Struck To Prevent Washington Estate Tax Refunds http://nwpr.org/post/deal-struck-prevent-washington-estate-tax-refunds <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061313AJ_Carlyle_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington House and Senate have struck a deal that would forestall having to issue estate tax refunds starting Friday morning. House Democrats quickly passed the tax rewrite in response to an unfavorable court decision.<p>But the mostly Republican-controlled Senate has not yet voted. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:15 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29300 at http://nwpr.org Deal Struck To Prevent Washington Estate Tax Refunds Washington Estate Tax Refunds Go Out Friday, Unless Legislature Acts http://nwpr.org/post/washington-estate-tax-refunds-go-out-friday-unless-legislature-acts-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Washington lawmakers have until the end of the month to pass a budget – if they hope to avoid a government shutdown. But there’s another costly deadline looming this week.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:15:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29230 at http://nwpr.org