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Personal property tax elimination

“This is a horrible tax.”

Alex LaBeau’s assessment of Idaho’s business personal property tax could not have been clearer. LaBeau is the president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, a pro-business advocacy group, and he was presenting his case for eliminating the tax at the annual Associated Taxpayers of Idaho convention in Boise.

“Eliminating the business personal property tax without replacing the revenue that it generates will undermine our ability to provide essential services.”

Dan Chadwick’s position could not have been clearer, either. He heads up the Idaho Association of Counties, an umbrella organization that serves the needs of county government officials. He and LaBeau both addressed the convention audience, and articulated very different views on the issue. Read more.  Austin Hill, Idaho Reporter.

Eliminate Idaho's business personal property tax: Yes or No?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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