For Washington employers, paying taxes can seem like playing a game with 50 different sets of rules, AWB President Don Brunell writes in his weekly column.
It's anything but simple.
Gov. Chris Gregoire is trying to make it a little less complicated. The governor wants to make the state the single collector of all local and state business and occupation taxes, similar to how the state currently handles state and local sales taxes.
Some cities are pushing back against the governor's proposal saying they will lose money as a result, but Brunell notes that Gregoire is rejecting their claims.
"These horror stories of how they're losing money? No They're not," Gregoire said.
"If we ever need a reform that helps business," Gregoire said, "this is it."