Federal Way legislator introduces bill to provide ST3 car tab tax relief

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 12:03pm
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Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way

In response to car tab registration and renewal fees, Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) introduced legislation to provide taxpayers relief.

“The way Sound Transit is currently setting car values for taxation is unacceptable and should never have been allowed in the first place,” Pellicciotti said. “It is past time for the legislature to step in and provide relief for taxpayers and greater accountability.”

HB 2147, sponsored by Pellicciotti, would use a more current motor vehicle depreciation schedule that would reduce the valuation for all vehicles. Taxes for drivers would drop under his bill. Drivers with cars more than 15 years old would face no increased tax.

“Sound Transit will have a budget that will require greater efficiency and transparency,” Pellicciotti said.

Pellicciotti is also joining with Rep. Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) to co-sponsor HB 2150 that would require Sound Transit to update taxpayers on whether its actions remain on-budget and on-time.

Sound Transit 3 was a voter-approved initiative that passed last November. It will fund the Federal Way Link Extension, among other Puget Sound area transportation projects.

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