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January 30, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Reps. Jim McDermott, Doc Hastings unite behind sales-tax deduction

UPDATED AT 5:40 P.M. WITH REICHERT’S COMMENT: WASHINGTON — Another year, another plea for sales-tax deduction. A bipartisan group of 57 congressional lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to the top Republican and Democrat on the House tax-writing committee to urge them to allow residents in eight states without income taxes to deduct their sales taxes instead…


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August 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Senate committee agrees to revive sales-tax deduction for Washington residents

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday broke a long legislative logjam by agreeing to extend  dozens of expired and expiring tax breaks — including sales-tax deductions for residents of Washington and seven other states without income taxes. The bipartisan deal is the first move in months to revive a host of lapsed tax breaks. A bickering Congress More

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