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MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2015

All I want for Christmas is a tax break 

In a letter to the Cda Press, Monte Hillman writes, "I hope the state of Idaho and local cities and counties can cut taxes on many items to lessen the burdens on Idaho residents. One thing I’ve seen in another state I lived in, tax breaks that saved its citizens large amounts of money paid on taxes. That state reduced their taxes by allowing only one public school district per county."

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014

Tax filing can begin Jan. 20 

WASHINGTON – Tax filing season will start on time this year despite a last-minute tax law passed by Congress, the IRS said Monday. Taxpayers can start filing their 2014 tax returns on Jan. 20. Earlier this month, Congress passed a bill extending more than 50...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Vick: Why I Back 2/3s Vote Rule 

In an op-ed article, Idaho Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, defends his unsuccessful legislation that would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raises taxes & fees: "When considering taxes and our liberty, I think of a quote from Daniel Webster, during the famous...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Pat Moynihan: The Sensible Center

The late, great Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was asked back in 1993, when Congress was debating an earlier federal budget deal, if there “would be a fight until death” over taxes. Moynihan, intellect and wit in full flower, came back at NBC’s...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

 Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania, on Thursday to celebrate Epiphany, gathering around a fire and throwing corn into an icy river. (Associated Press)

Bad news in the cards for Romanian witches 

Romanian witches perform a ritual in Chitila, Romania BUCHAREST, Romania – There's more bad news in the cards for Romania's beleaguered witches. A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country's soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

Popkey: Phil Hart Is No Jack Noble 

A rarely convened special committee began digging Tuesday into allegations that a Kootenai County lawmaker abused his office in his effort to avoid paying his income taxes. The House Ethics Committee investigation is the first time Idaho legislators have scrutinized one of their own since...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Hart Has Used Session To Hold Off Taxes 4X 11 

Here’s a link to Betsy Russell's full story today re: how Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, has used the legislative session to hold off the tax man four times in the six years he’s served as a state lawmaker, starting his first year in office; and...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

HBO Poll: Accountant Does MyTaxes 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of 61 of 152 respondents (40%) said that an accountant does their taxes for them. 50 of 152 (33%) said they use tax software to do their taxes. 30 of 152 (20%) said they do their own taxes. 8 of 152...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

Adam: WalMart Embracing Lower Taxes 

Wal-Mart is not moving (from Moscow) to a place where they’ll pay higher taxes, but lower taxes. The National Tax Foundation has the run-down on the State of Washington. Washington ranks 9th in the Nation in Business Tax environment and has the nation’s 35th lowest...

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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, pitches his bill Monday morning to have Idaho create an official silver medallion that could be used to pay state taxes. (Betsy Russell)

Silver and...well...silver 11 

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, pitches his bill Monday morning to have Idaho create an official silver medallion that could be used to pay state taxes.BOISE — Idaho lawmakers are backing a plan that would allow state tax bills to be paid down with silver medallions...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009


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