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Volz bill would define income

SPOKANE – Rep. Mike Volz has introduced a bill that would prohibit the state, cities, counties, and other political subdivisions in the state from imposing taxes on any type of personal income.

House Bill 2439 defines “income” as salary, wages, interest, dividends, and other earnings which are reportable for federal income tax purposes, and cash payments such as reimbursements received from pensions, annuities, social security, and public assistance programs.

“My constituents have made it abundantly clear, many, many times, they don’t want more taxes,” said Volz, R-Spokane. “However, state law...


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