An Abolition of Inheritance and Gift Taxes, Initiative 402
ballot proposition was on the November 3, 1981 ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was approved.
| Initiative 402|
| Yes|| 610,507|| 67.24%|
Text of measure
The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall inheritance and gift taxes be abolished, and state death taxes be restricted to the federal estate tax credit allowed?"
Path to the ballot
Initiative 402 was filed on April 3, 1981 by Dick Patten. 161,449 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot.