Tax Amazon Movement: Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205, .235, and .240 for failure to register and report as a political committee, or RCW 42.17A.640 for failure to report grassroots lobbying (EY 20; Feb 20)




Tax Amazon Movement


Kevin Schofield and Glen Morgan


On February 11, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that the Tax Amazon 2020 may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely file a Committee Registration (C-1pc) and RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to file timely C-3 and C-4 reports.    

Staff reviewed the applicable statute(s), rule(s), and the reporting requirements, including the response submitted by the Committee.   

Staff found that the Committee failed to timely register and report contributions and expenditures report in a timely manner, as required by law.   

Based on these findings, the staff formally warned the Committee for failure to register and file statutory contributions and expenditure reports timely.     

Based on the above findings, PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1)


Case Closed with Written Warning

Date Opened

February 13, 2020

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.640

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