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Like so many areas there are many baby boomers. The number of seniors has increased because there are more townhouses and condos being constructed. The problems for seniors is that they usually have to travel to Seattle, WA or Silverdale, WA if treatment by a specialist is required. The availability of transportation varies depending on neighborhood. Although BI is no considered rural, this is not an Uber of Lyft community. Busses run but some neighborhoods due not have good service. The people of BI are caring and take pride in making his Island liveable and caring for all.
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How did Washington earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Washington has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Washington does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Washington has an effective property tax rate of 1.06%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Washington earned its state tax grade of B.
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