HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4032
State of Washington 54th Legislature 1995 Regular Session
By Representatives Morris, Pennington, Dickerson, Van Luven, Sheldon, Boldt, Mason, Carrell and B. Thomas
Read first time 04/18/95. Referred to Committee on Finance.
TO THE HONORABLE BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The federal tax reform act of 1986 put additional financial stress on the taxpayers of the state of Washington by eliminating the retail sales tax deduction; and
WHEREAS, Taxpayers in other states may deduct major state taxes in determining federal income tax; and
WHEREAS, Taxpayers of the state of Washington would realize substantial reductions in federal tax burdens if they could deduct retail sales taxes; and
WHEREAS, Congress is in the process of considering several proposals for reducing federal revenues; and
WHEREAS, Congress could easily relieve the burden on taxpayers of the state of Washington by restoring the full retail sales tax deduction;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the United States Congress restore the deduction of retail sales tax under the federal income tax.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Bill Clinton, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.
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