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Support HB 2334 and exempt martial arts schools from retail tax

You don’t have to be in Olympia for the public hearing on Friday, or support the Washington State Martial Arts Association with a financial donation, to have an impact. You can have a BIG impact by sending 2 emails.
***If you only have time to send one email, please send it to Kristine Lytton, Chair of the House Finance Committee TODAY. (See Step Two Below)
Thank you in advance for your support!
With Gratitude,
Mr. Herrman
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STEP ONE: Please send a quick email to the legislators in your district. You can submit 1 online form and email all of your legislators! If you live near AMA Bryant you are probably in the 46th District, but click here to confirm. Simply copy and paste the copy below (or edit, or write something unique):

  • Click on the name of one of your legislators.
  • Verify your district
  • Enter your contact info
  • Bill # = 2334
  • Position = Support
  • Subject = Please support HB 2334 and exempt martial arts schools from retail tax
  • Message = I am a member of Alpha Martial Arts in Seattle, WA. During the 2015 legislative session the legislature voted for and passed HB 1550, simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation and physical fitness services. As a result martial arts schools are now unfairly treated as ‘retail items’ instead of ‘services’ and subject to retail sales tax up to 9.6%. Gymnastics, yoga, dance, tennis, golf, swimming and other instructional lessons are not subject to retail sales tax and martial arts should not be either.Please support HB 2334, which has been introduced to correct the structural inefficiencies of HB 1550 and exempt martial arts from retail sales tax.

    Martial Arts schools are not gyms!

    Thank you for your consideration and support.

    Sincerely,
    (Your First and Last Name)

  • Would you like a response = Yes
  • Would you like to send a copy of your email message to the other legislators = Yes
  • SUBMIT FORM!

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STEP TWO: Please send a quick email to the 15 members of the House Finance Committe today or tomorrow. Click here for a list of the committee members and click on their name to send them an email via the online form. Unfortunately, because the committee members are outside of your district you will need to send separate emails. If you only have time to send one email, please send it to Kristine Lytton, Chair of the House Finance Committee TODAY. Simply copy and paste the copy below (or edit, or write something unique):

  • Click on the name of one of your legislators.
  • Verify your district — You will be prompted that the address you eneterd is not in that district — Click “I am not in ___ district. Please send my email anyway.”
  • Enter your contact info
  • Bill # = 2334
  • Position = Support
  • Subject = Please support HB 2334 and exempt martial arts schools from retail tax
  • Message = I am a member of Alpha Martial Arts in Seattle, WA. During the 2015 legislative session the legislature voted for and passed HB 1550, simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation and physical fitness services. As a result martial arts schools are now unfairly treated as ‘retail items’ instead of ‘services’ and subject to retail sales tax up to 9.6%. Gymnastics, yoga, dance, tennis, golf, swimming and other instructional lessons are not subject to retail sales tax and martial arts should not be either.Please support HB 2334, which has been introduced to correct the structural inefficiencies of HB 1550 and exempt martial arts from retail sales tax.

    Martial Arts schools are not gyms!

    Thank you for your consideration and support.

    Sincerely,
    (Your First and Last Name)

  • Would you like a response = Yes
  • SUBMIT FORM!

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PS: We are 15% to our goal! The fees to fight HB 1550 will easily exceed $20,000.00, but they are necessary to win. Please support the Washington State Martial Arts Association with a FINANCIAL DONATION.

PPS: Two More Easy Things You Can Do to Help:

 

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