The Washington State House of Representatives is considering a new excise tax on outdoor goods to help fund state wildlife efforts. The interesting part is that if the customer holds a state hunting or fishing license, they will be exempt from the tax at the point of purchase. The tax would be 2/10 of 1% of the MSRP of the product and is limited to products that MSRP for over $200, and mainly affect the camping, hiking, fishing and hunting sectors. All proceeds from the proposed excise will be put directly into the state wildlife account which supports the states fish and wildlife conservation and support efforts.
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