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Paper sales tax returns won’t be mailed out to e-filers in Idaho

The Idaho Tax Commission is looking to save some paper and thousands of dollars by not mailing out paper returns to businesses that file that usually file sales tax returns electronically. “This change will save the state more than $22,000 … Continue reading

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Trail wants to add sales tax to services

Idaho lawmakers finished their session less than a week ago, but one member already wants them to come back to the Capitol to find more money for education by changing the state sales tax.  Moscow Republican Rep. Tom Trail wants … Continue reading

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Legislative watchdogs will study liquor division, emergency services

The Idaho Legislature’s office that tracks the performance and accountability of state agencies will spend the rest of the year studying the state liquor dispensary, emergency medical services, and services for senior citizens. The Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE) will … Continue reading

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House scuttles exploring Internet sales tax

An Idaho House panel rejected a plan to look into collecting sales tax on Internet purchases. Idaho loses an estimated $30 million dollars a year in tax revenues on Internet sales, according to a University of Tennessee study. If Idaho … Continue reading

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Senate approves looking into tax exemptions

The Idaho Senate Wednesday approved a plan that would require lawmakers to examine every state sales tax exemption once every five years.  The proposal from Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, would set up an annual legislative review of exemptions.  The Senate … Continue reading

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Lawmakers examine taxing services, Internet sales

Idaho tax collectors face a tough time getting revenue from Internet sales and can’t take taxes on many services with tax exemptions, but Idaho state senators are considering expanding the state tax base to these two areas. The Senate Local … Continue reading

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Task force investigating the fairness of road funding

A transportation task force is going forward with a new survey to see if drivers in cars and heavy trucks are paying their fair share for highway construction.  The Idaho Highway Cost Allocation Study will give lawmakers an updated view … Continue reading

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