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Washington wildfire victims granted temporary tax relief


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 8:23am

OLYMPIA – Malden-area residents and other Washington residents rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September are in for some tax breaks this year.

Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) sponsored the bipartisan legislation providing temporary property-tax relief for these residents, and Governor Jay Inslee signed it May 3.

State residents who lost their home to wildfire between Sept. 1 and Sept. 19, 2020, will be exempt from paying property taxes on the full value of the original structure for three years, if the home is being rebuilt or physically improved, according t...

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