The House Revenue and Taxation Committee Tuesday rejected two measures that would have sought to alter the state’s sales tax and income tax policies.
Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls, introduced a legislative proposal before the committee that he feels would streamline the process by which Idaho collects sales taxes, specifically on Internet purchases.
Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, introduced a proposal to add a “surcharge” to income tax bills from households earning $77,100 a year or more. She said the measure would raise $44 million.
Clow’s proposal, while receiving some support from his fellow Republicans and a “yes” vote from all Democrat members of the committee, nonetheless was rejected.
Ringo’s proposal was defeated along party lines, with all Republican committee members voting “no” and all Democrats voting “yes.”
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