Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.6.21.
First reading, referred to Ways & Means on 1.11.21.
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 1.14.21. 
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.16.21.
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 2.18.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.3.21.
1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.6.21.
In the House
First reading, referred to Finance on 3.9.21.
Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance on 3.15.21. 
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance on 4.16.21; majority pass with amendments. 
Amendment ruled beyond the scope and object of the bill.
Committee amendment(s) adopted as amended.Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading on 4.20.21.
Third reading, passed on 4.21.22.
Vote on third reading will be reconsidered. Third reading, passed on 4.21.21.
In the Senate
Senate refuses to concur in House amendments. Asks House for conference thereon.
Conference committee appointed. Senators Robinson, Pedersen, Wilson, L..
(updated 4.23.21)

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SB5096 requires that beginning January 1, 2022, an annual state net CGT is imposed on the sale or other voluntary exchange of long-term capital assets by individuals. The tax rate is 9.0 percent. Generally, the tax rate is applied to the capital gains amount reported on the individual's federal income tax return. 

For resident individuals, all capital gains from the sale or exchange of intangible personal property, such as stock, are allocated to Washington. All taxpayers must file with the state Department of Revenue (DOR), a CGT return for each taxable year; however, a person with no tax liability is not required to file a tax return.

The due date of the state CGT return is the due date for the federal income tax return, unless otherwise required by DOR. The first state CGT returns are due in 2023.

Some sales or exchanges of some capital assets are explicitly excluded from the state CGT. 

All state CGT revenues are deposited into the state general fund.

1st Substitute:

Imposes a 7.0 percent capital gains tax beginning January 1, 2022.