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Idaho Tax Commission chairman resigns

Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow resigned Friday after employees at the agency said he intervened in tax cases involving clients of his son’s accounting firm as well as for …


Tax commission chief under conflict cloud

BOISE – Idaho Tax Commission employees say commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow intervened on behalf of his son’s accounting firm over objections from agency workers, according to e-mails and other documents …


Judge dismisses Hart appeal

An Idaho district court on Wednesday tossed state Rep. Phil Hart’s attempt to appeal a state Tax Commission order that he pay more than $53,000 in back state income taxes, …


Hart ruling may come today

Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, was in a Coeur d’Alene courtroom Tuesday attempting to appeal a state Board of Tax Appeals decision rejecting his state income tax appeal. The …


Hart pulled from tax panel

Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


Hart wants new judge in tax case

BOISE – Embattled Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart wants a new judge in his state income tax appeal case in 1st District Court in Kootenai County, a move that could …


Teachers union says secret deals erode schools

BOISE – Three education groups are seeking to join Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, in her lawsuit over secret tax deals by the state Tax Commission, saying the alleged deals are …


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 …


Idaho governor now opposes repeal of 17th Amendment

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appears to be abandoning an issue important to many tea party activists. The Republican seeking a second term in the governor’s office declared during …


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 …


Hart cast deciding vote on state tax rules

Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, who has big tax disputes pending over back state and federal income taxes, sat on a three-member legislative subcommittee this year that reviewed new state tax …


Secret tax deals targeted in Idaho

BOISE – 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 …


Tax commission seeks state help

Idaho tax collectors want another $11 million transfer from the state general fund to bolster the account they use to write refund checks to taxpayers.


Our View: Commission’s explanation on tax deals is past due

If Idahoans want to know more about the tax breaks that routinely go to out-of-state corporations, it won’t be the Idaho Tax Commission that tells them. Not willingly, anyway. It’s …