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Originally published Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

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Business, beer, water: A look at Inslee's tax plan

Gov. Jay Inslee is looking to get some $1.2 billion in new money from changes in tax law. Here's a look at some of the areas where people may be paying more taxes:

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OLYMPIA, Wash. —

Gov. Jay Inslee is looking to get some $1.2 billion in new money from changes in tax law. Here's a look at some of the areas where people may be paying more taxes:

- BUSINESSES: A business and tax surcharge paid by doctors, lawyers and accountants was set to expire this year, but Inslee wants to extend it. That would bring in some $534 million.

- BEER: Inslee also wants to expend a 50-cent-per-gallon beer tax was set to expire. He also proposes extending that tax to small brewers. That would raise some $128 million.

- BOTTLED WATER: Inslee would raise some $52 million by ending a sales tax exemption on bottled water.

- NON-RESIDENTS: The governor would eliminate a decades-old tax break for non-residents who shop in the state, saving the state $64 million. Retailers along the Oregon border say the tax break is needed to compete against Oregon shops that don't have a sales tax.

- TRADE-IN VEHICLES: One of the biggest revenue generator's under Inslee's budget is a plan to limit a tax exemption for trade-in vehicles, raising $95 million. People buying a new vehicle would only be able to get a maximum tax deduction of $10,000 for the older vehicle that they trade in.

- BUSINESSES AGAIN: Inslee seeks to lower preferential business tax rates across all industries except aerospace and radioactive waste cleanup by the federal government. The plan would raise $66 million.

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