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Advisory Group

Purpose and Organization

Advisory Group Members and Contacts

Questions to the Advisory Group

 

Purpose and Organization of the Advisory Group:
The Department was required to create an advisory group to provide advice and assistance to the Tax Study Committee.  The group was required to include representatives of business, state and local government, labor, taxpayers, and other advocacy groups.

In October, 2001, the Department held the first meeting of the Advisory Group.  Over 60 individuals attended, representing various interest groups and organizations.  Since that meeting, Advisory Group members have submitted written input and comments to the Tax Study Committee on issues of importance to particular groups and suggestions for developing alternatives.   

After the first meeting, the Department formed an electronic mailing list to provide regular updates on the progress of the study and to distribute materials, agendas, and presentations from each study meeting to the group.  Click here if you would like to send an e-mail to a tax study staff member and add your name to the e-mail distribution list.    

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Contacts

The following list of organizations and contact people was developed from the list of individuals who attended the first Advisory Group meeting on October 24, 2001.  Additional individuals and organizations may have been added to the mailing list since that date.

List of Organizations

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Questions to the Advisory Group

At each meeting of the Tax Study Committee, the Committee has asked for input from the Advisory Group.  The questions are listed below and range from general requests for comments on the presentations and data from each meeting to questions about particular issues that were discussed in the meetings.

October 24, 2001 - Advisory Group Meeting
     Minutes
     Homework Assignment

November 9, 2001 - Tax Study Meeting
     Letter on Equity from Committee Chairman

December 14, 2001 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on Taxpayer Perceptions presentation

January 11, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on the Questions Relating to Tax Principles

February 8, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on Elasticity / Stability, and Adequacy (State and Local)

March 8, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on Economic Vitality and business location:
     "How do taxes affect business decisions to locate or expand operations in Washington?"

April 12, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on Transparency, Lumpiness, and Home Ownership

May 10, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on Equity:
     "What aspects of equity are most important to you?"
     "What do you suggest the Committee should emphasize about fairness?"

June 14, 2002 - Tax Study Workshop
     Request for comments on Replacement Alternatives and Incremental Alternatives 
     Homework assignment for the July 12th meeting

July 12, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on the draft Research Findings

August 9, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on meeting materials

September 13, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on
meeting materials

October 11, 2002 - Tax Study Meeting
     Request for comments on meeting materials

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