By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00 [Original document not marked with any classification.]
The White House
September 23, 1983
Thank you for your recent letters expressing concern about state governments’ use of unitary taxation. I appreciate and fully understand your interest. Your clear and forthright explanation of British views will be taken fully into account as we continue to review the complex set of economic, legal, and constitutional issues involved in unitary taxation.
We will not be filing a motion for rehearing in the Container case, but I have decided to establish an Administration working group, whose task it is to explore with state governors and representatives of the US business and industry the multiple aspects – including the international implications – of this complex matter. We have emphasized to the working group the importance and urgency of the task.
I will be prepared to discuss this thorny issue in more depth when we meet next week. Thank you again for giving me the benefit of your views. I look forward to seeing you.