HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4012
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Representatives Brumsickle, Bowman, Schmidt, Youngsman, Patrick, Ballard, Betrozoff, Walker, Silver, McLean, Smith, Grant, Fuhrman, Brough, Phillips, Horn, Holland, Morris, Beck, Padden, Tate, Schoon, D. Sommers, Moyer, Kremen, P. King, Wineberry, Pruitt, Sayan, Winsley, Miller, Rayburn, K. Wilson, May, Inslee, Raiter, Hine, Spanel, G. Fisher, Rasmussen and Wood
Read first time 2/10/89 and referred to Committee on Revenue.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE BUSH, 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 phasing out the retail sales tax deduction; and
WHEREAS, Taxpayers in other states may deduct major state taxes in determining federal income tax; and
WHEREAS, Congress could easily relieve this situation by restoring the full deduction;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the United States Congress amend the federal tax reform act of 1986 to 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 George Bush, 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.