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By Don C Brunell
Association of Washington Business President 

In a maze of regulations, one-stop tax collection works

Guest Commentary

 


Regulations are like bricks. One brick doesn’t weigh that much, but as you add more bricks, the load gets heavier and heavier until eventually it becomes a crushing burden that slows progress to a crawl.

Complying with one regulation doesn’t require that much time and money, but as you add thousands of regulations a year from hundreds of federal, state and local agencies, compliance consumes an ever larger portion of an employer’s time and money—money that isn’t available to hire or sustain jobs.

Take something as simple as permits.

Imagine you’re a sign installer. Before you can install a sign, you have to get a permit. To get a permit, you have to have a business license...



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