Washington Initiative on Motor Vehicle Taxes Found Unconstitutional

Oct 26th, 2020

The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled that Initiative 976 (I-967) was unconstitutional. I-976 was an initiative with the aim of reducing or eliminating local motor vehicle excise taxes, including taxes that have been pledged to support major transportation projects in the state. The ruling leaves all affected taxes, fees, and charges in place. As a result, sellers of motor vehicles must continue to collect and remit the 0.3% motor vehicles sales and use tax on sales and leases of motor vehicles.