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Bad Time To End Personal Property Tax

It was bound to come. Last year's attempt at legislation aimed at cutting or ending Idaho personal property tax was just a warm-up exercise. This session is the one when the political IOUs are called in. Idaho and taxes are about as compatible as a thin air mattress and amorous porcupines. The best solution is to keep them separated. And that's what state lawmakers are trying to do this year - separating Idaho businesses from a tax that costs them $141 million a year. The personal property tax is levied against items including tools, office furnishings, machinery and equipment/Murf Racquet, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Are you beginning to understand that Gov. Butch Otter is trying to switch $131M in taxes from business to Idaho taxpayers?

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D.F. Oliveria
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