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House committee rejects proposed changes to sales, income tax laws

House committee rejects proposed changes to sales, income tax laws

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 26, 2013

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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