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Eye On Boise Tax Working Group archive

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

Lawmakers: Long-term vision needed on tax policy 

The Legislature’s Tax Working Group is back in session, to discuss four proposed tax-cut bills. “These are just drafts. We’re not here to finalize a piece of legislation,” said Co-Chair Rep. Gary Collins, R-Nampa. “We’re not here to take any votes, per se, on anything....

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Testimony: 'Which programs are you going to cut?' 

Donna Yule, executive director of the Idaho Public Employees Association, raised concerns about the proposed bill to cut the top personal and corporate income tax rates. “Even Gov. Otter recently warned against using tax cuts to starve government,” she said. “Some people will argue if...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2015

Taxes, complications, fairness, and budgets...

As the Idaho Legislature’s Tax Working Group continues meeting today, it’s hearing continued presentations; you can listen live here. A panel of CPAs focused on some specific complications in the Idaho income tax code, in which it departs from federal law; Suzanne Budge, lobbyist for...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015

Sen. Jeff Siddoway, left, and Rep. Gary Collins, right, preside over the Idaho Legislature's Tax Working Group on Wednesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Lawmakers debate tax goals, possible public hearings... 

Members of the Legislature’s Tax Working Group have each submitted their suggestions on what they think needs fixing in the tax code, from simplification to lowering rates to protecting the balance between sales, income and property taxes that make up Idaho’s “three-legged stool” tax structure....

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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015

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