Implementation of E2SHB 2158, the Workforce Education Investment Surcharge, has been cancelled due to the recent passage of ESSB 6492. This new legislation eliminates the Workforce Education Investment Surcharge for most taxpayers, except for certain advanced computing businesses. Instead, the new legislation will increase the service business and occupation (B&O) tax from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent for certain taxpayers beginning April 1, 2020. In general, only taxpayers, and their affiliates, with at least $1 million in combined gross income that was subject to the service B&O tax during the prior calendar year will be impacted by this B&O tax rate increase. Please check back for updates.