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Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies start Monday in the Inland Northwest.

Idaho House divided over removing sales tax from Girl Scout cookies

The Idaho House narrowly passed legislation Wednesday to remove the state’s distinction as one of just two states that imposes sales taxes on Girl Scout cookies, after North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott argued the exemption would be unconstitutional.

House barely passes Girl Scout cookie tax exemption, on 35-31 vote

The House has narrowly passed legislation to remove the sales tax from Girl Scout cookies and Boy Scout food sales, passing HB 449 on a 35-31 vote. “Today, only two states tax Girl Scout cookies, Idaho and Hawaii,” Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, the bill’s...

Fresh Sheet: Bruncheon opens in Kendall Yards

Chef Adam Hegsted’s new diner is opening today at Kendall Yards. The Yards Bruncheon is a light and airy eatery with chrome-trimmed booths and a walk-up espresso window.

House approves cookie tax exemption

BOISE – The Idaho House has voted 59-11 in favor of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on Girl Scout cookies. Idaho and Hawaii are the only states that still tax the annual cookie sales.

Scouts persuade House panel to back cookie tax break

Girl Scouts from age 9 to adult appealed to an Idaho House committee on Monday to lift the state’s sales tax from their annual cookie sale, and they won over the House’s tax committee, which voted unanimously in favor of their bill.

Tax takes bite out of cookie dough

BOISE – As Girl Scouts fan out across the state for their annual cookie sale, Idaho taxes will gobble up 22 cents of every $3.75 box sold. The Girl Scouts of the Silver Sage Council aim to change that, so they’re pushing for legislation this year to end Idaho’s distinction as one of just two states – Hawaii is the other – that still tax Girl Scout cookies.

Girl Scouts decry Idaho tax on their cookies

As Girl Scouts fan out across the state for their annual cookie sale, under current law, 22 cents of every $3.75 box they sell in Idaho will go to the state, rather than to Girl Scout programs.