Help end Tim Eyman’s use of our ballots to promote his business!

Tax Sanity.org  Why is Washington State  allowing Tim Eyman to have access to our ballots to do anti tax push polls done under the guise of so called “tax advisory votes”? These advisory votes are really free advertising, paid for by Washington … Continue reading

Urge WA House Finance Committee Members vote HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Out of Committee to Rules

“When we adopt our biennial budgets, we should proactively consider the exemptions and preferences as tax expenditures and require re-adoption if they have never been reviewed or have no sunset date. Why should these “tax expenditures” live on forever? No … Continue reading

Washington State Senate passes SB 5442 to end Eyman’s push poll advisory votes

Eliminating Eyman’s push poll tax advisory votes from the ballot Testimony in support of SB 5224 – concerning advisory votes Washington State House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations Steve Zemke – Tax Sanity           March 11, 2019 The Washington … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption and Accountability Act – Tax Sanity Testimony before House Finance Committee

Testimony in support of HB 1703 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act (2019) Washington State House Finance Committee, Feb 26, 2019 Testimony by Steve Zemke – Director – Tax Sanity  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Hearing in House Finance Committee Feb. 26, 2019

HB 1703 Hearing  in House Finance Committee Tuesday 2/26/19 at 8 AM in John L O’Brien Building Executive session to vote bill out of committee Wed. 2/27/2019 Your help is needed to get HB 1703 passed by the Washington State … Continue reading

HB 1703 – Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Bill Introduced in 2019 WA Legislative Session

HB 1703 – 2019 Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Update: Hearing on HB 1703 in House Finance Committee Tuesday 2/26/19 at 8 AM in John L O’Brien Building It’s Time to End Tax Exemptions as Off Budget Spending! Our … Continue reading

Action Alert on ESSB 5513 to Increase Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability

Action Alert on WA ESSB 5513 to Increase Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability. ESSB 5513 on Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability was passed last week by the Senate on a 47/0 vote. It is now in the House. Your help is needed now.  Please … Continue reading

Testimony on ESSB 5513 before WA House Finance Committee

Comments to House Finance Committee on ESSB 5513  Feb. 22, 2018 Steve Zemke Director – Tax Sanity Tax Sanity recommends passage of ESSB 5513. Updating the Department of Revenue’s Tax Exemption Report every two years instead of four years is … Continue reading

ESSB 5513 passes WA State Senate Unanimously. Now Awaits a House Vote

The Washington State Senate passed ESSB 5513 by a 47/0 Vote on Feb. 13, 2018. The bill has been sent to the House for a vote..ESSB 5513 is a substitute bill that has removed the provision that discretionary tax exemptions … Continue reading

WA SB 5513 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act

Testimony in support of SB 5513 – the Tax Exemption Transparency and Accountability Act Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee, Jan. 18, 2018 Steve Zemke – Tax Sanity  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on this legislation. This is … Continue reading