Stories tagged: idaho state tax commission
Sun., July 16, 2017
2018 gubernatorial candidates already out on the stump together
All three major GOP candidates for governor were sitting at the same table on the Fourth of July, at the big Idaho Falls fireworks extravaganza hosted by Melaleuca owner Frank …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Eye on Boise: Crapo holding town-hall meetings across Idaho
BOISE – U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is in the midst of an unprecedented series of town-hall meetings across Idaho, hitting towns large and small, talking about the national debt and …
Sun., June 8, 2014
Final vote tallies mirror early ones
The final numbers are in on Idaho’s May 20 primary election, and they’re virtually unchanged from the unofficial election-night totals. Results certified by the state Board of Canvassers, which includes …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Eye on Boise: Idaho missing out on online sales tax
BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission has a message for all those holiday shoppers making their purchases online: You still owe Idaho tax. If the online retailer doesn’t charge the …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Idaho Tax Commission refuses property tax break extension
BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission refused Tuesday to extend a big property tax break to operators of railroad tracks, pipelines, cell towers and underground tanks, despite the urging of …
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013, 9:39 a.m.
Idaho tribes propose tax law clarification
Tribe-owned lands on Idaho Indian reservations haven’t been charged property taxes by surrounding counties since statehood; the Idaho Constitution prohibits it. But in 2006, an array of counties in Idaho …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012
Tax panel proposes collections upgrade
BOISE – Idaho needs to invest $5.2 million for a major computer upgrade in its tax collection system, state tax officials say, and it’ll pay off big not far down …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 5:01 p.m.
Idaho tax collectors seek computer upgrade, say problems fixed
Idaho needs to invest $5.2 million for a major computer upgrade in its tax collection system, state tax officials say, and it’ll pay off big not far down the road.
Sat., May 26, 2012
Dems control Idaho tax panel
BOISE – For the past three months, one of Republican Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s departments has been controlled by Democrats. It’s the state Tax Commission, which is constitutionally required to …
Fri., May 25, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
GOP Idaho governor has a Dem-led agency
For the past three months, one of Republican Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s departments has been headed by a Democrat and overseen by a majority-Democrat commission. It’s the state Tax Commission, …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2011
Hart presents argument for appeal
BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is arguing that a district judge abused his discretion by refusing to delay a court hearing when the legislator was in Boise …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Eye on Boise: New tax official breaking old ties
BOISE – Idaho’s newest tax commissioner, longtime certified public accountant and prominent Republican Rich Jackson, says he’s going above and beyond legal requirements to step away from professional and political …
Thu., June 9, 2011
Hart appeals to Supreme Court
BOISE – Tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart is taking his fight against having to pay past-due state income taxes to the Idaho Supreme Court, despite already having lost four appeals. …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011
Hart averts another tax fight
BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart narrowly avoided a court order over the holidays when he belatedly filed his 2009 state income tax return three days before Christmas. …
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 3:13 p.m.
Ed groups join lawsuit over Idaho tax deals
Three education groups are seeking to join Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, in her lawsuit over secret tax deals at the state Tax Commission, saying the alleged deals are causing education …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
Eye on Boise: Complicated or not, Idaho backs amendments
BOISE – Here’s why it’s not surprising that all four constitutional amendments on this year’s Idaho ballot passed, and passed fairly easily: That’s our history. All 11 previous constitutional amendments …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010, 12:56 p.m.
Idaho homeowners exemptions to decrease
Many Idaho homeowners will be getting a smaller tax break on their primary residences come 2011, but it doesn’t necessarily mean their property tax bills will go up.
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010, 3:59 p.m.
Reforms proposed for Idaho tax agency
Idaho Rep. Wendy Jaquet plans to introduce sweeping legislation to reform Idaho’s state Tax Commission, shifting it from an agency run by four full-time political appointees to one run by …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010, 4:26 p.m.
Pending tax deals could cost Idaho $75 million
Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million just from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former employees …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Support for tax lawsuit grows
BOISE – Three current employees at the Idaho State Tax Commission have added their voices to a lawsuit claiming the state agency has given politically connected taxpayers inappropriate settlements. State …
Fri., July 30, 2010, 1:20 p.m.
More secret tax deals alleged in Idaho
Three more longtime senior employees of the Idaho State Tax Commission have come forward with sworn statements charging that secret tax deals were offered to those with political influence, and …
Fri., July 9, 2010, 3:21 p.m.
Idaho says Ringo can’t sue over secret tax deals
Idaho’s initial response to Moscow Rep. Shirley Ringo’s lawsuit over secret tax deals: She can’t do that. The state has filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying Ringo lacks …
Wed., July 7, 2010, 4 p.m.
Idaho cutting service at local tax offices
Idaho plans to shut down face-to-face customer service at its five Tax Commission field offices outside Boise on Aug. 2, to free workers in those offices to focus on audits …
Tue., June 15, 2010
Phil Hart missed appeal deadline
BOISE – An Idaho state legislator is fighting the state Tax Commission over $53,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, claiming in part that because he’s a legislator, he’s exempt …
Mon., June 7, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
Lawsuit challenges secret Idaho tax deals
A North Idaho legislator has filed a lawsuit against the state over secret tax deals that allegedly allowed some wealthy and politically connected taxpayers to get millions in breaks. Those …
Sat., June 21, 2008
Officials to look into allegations of tax deals
BOISE – Legislators and state officials from both parties will review a whistleblower’s allegations that the Idaho State Tax Commission cut secret deals to excuse multistate corporations from paying millions …