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Eye On Boise

Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax the guy behind the tree

Idaho Tax Commission tax policy manager Dan John attributed this riddle to Mark Twain today at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference: “What’s the difference between a tax man and a taxidermist? The taxidermist leaves the skin.”

And Chris Mooney of the Ada County Realtors reported to the group: “There are only really two groups of people in the state of Idaho that complain about taxes – that’s men and women.”

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