Stories tagged: tax breaks
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states
Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Tom Kelly: Time, tax breaks for moving from unruly neighbors
If the neighbors were the prime mover in your decision to sell the family home, Uncle Sam just might give you a break.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Idaho officials praise tax incentive program
Idaho has given big tax breaks to more than 30 companies since kicking off a new program designed to lure businesses to expand throughout the state.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana
Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years
Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Boeing publicly discloses 2015 savings from state tax breaks
Boeing says it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows
An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, midnight
Idaho bill would make aircraft-parts tax break permanent; backers say it’s worked as promised
BOISE - Idaho lawmakers want to turn a temporary tax break for aircraft repair firms into a permanent business enticement. “It’s created a lot of jobs,” said House Majority Leader …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 10:34 p.m.
Idaho Commerce chief: Don’t cut taxes, invest in talent
At its first public meeting Tuesday, a panel of a dozen Idaho legislators looking into possible tax-relief plans heard some surprising counsel from the state’s commerce chief: Don’t cut taxes. …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: School donations bill stalled in House
Legislation proposed by the state Board of Education to extend a popular tax credit for donations to schools has been hung up in a House committee for more than six …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015, midnight
Eye on Boise: Sims’ protest votes target state worker benefit
BOISE – A Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says she’s casting protest votes against a proposal to have Idaho cover a planned state employee health insurance increase next year. Rep. Kathy Sims, …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014, midnight
Timing of Denney committee tour raises eyebrows
The Federal Lands Interim Committee, a joint legislative interim committee co-chaired by Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, and Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, has scheduled a seventh public hearing, this one in …
Sun., June 1, 2014, midnight
Idaho relaxes software taxes
BOISE – Multimillion-dollar software installations by corporations will be tax-free in Idaho on July 1, while downloads of e-books or entertainment software will still be taxed under a new law …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, midnight
Washington Senate Democrats offer budget proposal
OLYMPIA – A day after some members said they’d support a no-new-taxes budget with relatively few changes in state spending plans, Senate Democrats unveiled a more ambitious – and more …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, midnight
Legislative special session focuses on Boeing breaks
OLYMPIA – The Legislature opened its third special session, which some have dubbed the Boeing session, with a look back 10 years, trying to make sure the aerospace giant keeps …
Fri., July 15, 2011, midnight
Panel takes aim at state tax breaks
OLYMPIA – A special panel is recommending the Washington Legislature end three tax breaks and review eight others the state offers to various businesses or consumer groups. The Joint Legislative …
Fri., May 20, 2011, midnight
Senate extends tax incentive for film companies
OLYMPIA – With signs emerging the Washington Legislature might at least make an effort to finish work by next Wednesday’s deadline, the Senate Thursday extended a tax break for movies …
Thu., May 5, 2011, midnight
Senate panel examines tax breaks
OLYMPIA – From frozen bull semen and chicken bedding to big banks’ mortgage profits, Senate Democrats took aim at the state’s system of tax breaks for businesses Wednesday. They generated …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, midnight
Many Idaho voters undecided about sales tax breaks
Idahoans favor reform of the state’s tax structure, but the path to change is full of obstructions. In a Spokesman-Review poll done in collaboration with six other daily newspapers in …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, midnight
Democratic lawmaker: ‘Professionalize’ Idaho’s tax panel
BOISE - 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 …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010, midnight
New tax deals cost Idaho millions
BOISE – Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former …
Wed., March 10, 2010, 12:09 p.m.
Jobless aid measure passes Senate
The Senate voted Wednesday to extend a host of soon-to-expire elements of last year’s economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2010, 8:04 a.m.
Senate approves tax breaks for new hires
Companies that hire the unemployed would claim new tax breaks under a jobs-promoting bill the Senate passed Wednesday, delivering President Barack Obama and Democrats a much-needed victory.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, midnight
House panel approves tax break for shelters
BOISE – Even as Democrats in both houses of the Idaho Legislature are pressing to repeal some of Idaho’s existing tax breaks, a Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday successfully championed the …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2009, 1:41 p.m.
House votes to extend $31B in expiring tax breaks
The House voted Wednesday to extend $31 billion in popular tax breaks, including an income tax deduction for sales and property taxes, to be financed with a tax increase on …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2009, 6:07 p.m.
Gregoire says she’s on top of Boeing dispute
Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she talks daily with Boeing Co. and International Association of Machinists officials, but she remained mum about her efforts to ease the tension between the …
Tue., March 3, 2009, midnight
Lawmaker warns federal tax breaks could mean revenue loss for Idaho
BOISE – Under the federal economic stimulus, people who buy new cars, pickups or RVs between Feb. 17 and the end of the year can get a tax break on …
Tue., April 15, 2008, midnight
Otter vetoes measure to eliminate tax break
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the only measure to eliminate an existing tax break that lawmakers approved this year. HB 664 sought to repeal a 5 percent …
Wed., April 2, 2008, midnight
Lawmakers stall over business tax break
BOISE – The fate of a tax break for businesses brought Idaho’s over-long legislative session to a standstill Tuesday, with the House refusing to go along with the Senate’s unanimous …
Thu., March 20, 2008, midnight
Three bills to repeal tax breaks clear panel
BOISE – The push to re-examine Idaho’s plethora of tax exemptions and tax breaks has dwindled to just three bills that would repeal three tax breaks. Meanwhile, new tax breaks …