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idahostatesman
01:41:14 Thu
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Idaho property tax

What are your thoughts on Idaho's property tax?

  
colt45
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I think we need to give more BIG company's a break . How about Wall-Mart ?
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theBrew
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The current system is badly broken, but meaningful change will require nerve and integrity on the part of our legislators. Which means change will not happen unless forced by the will of the people - an Initiative. Once Idaho starts being run by the Initiative process, very bad things are going to happen.

  
silvercity
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Local and state taxes in Idaho are high here are some comparisons with other states! Forbes information source
Arizona 7.3%
Idaho 10.3%
Colorado 7.1%
Montana 8.8%
New Mexico 9.3%
Utah 9.1%
Wyoming 3.3%
Washington DC 10.8%
California 11.8%
Oregon 12.7%
Washington 5.7%
Nevada 4.4%

  
wolf43
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I would fight any personal tax increase of any sort..... I just got done talking to a friend that is working just under an exec. at Miron....... you wouldn't believe the tax deductions they get....... all so you lo-lifes can pay for services in ID..... You are already subsidizing Micron. I would fight any tax increases if I were you. No matter what. Especially since you already pay some of the highest rates in the nation due to that company.....it is sick how much you pay. And to think only certain folks are profiting.......

  
viper_210
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Wolf 43:

You Wrote: "I would fight any personal tax increase of any sort..... I just got done talking to a friend that is working just under an exec. at Miron....... you wouldn't believe the tax deductions they get....... all so you lo-lifes can pay for services in ID..... You are already subsidizing Micron. I would fight any tax increases if I were you. No matter what. Especially since you already pay some of the highest rates in the nation due to that company.....it is sick how much you pay. And to think only certain folks are profiting....... "

My Answer: I disagree with you concerning Micron because what your stating can be applied to any business that provides a job or service to the economy of the treasure valley. Micron just happens to be the largest employer in the state. If I remember right they have a operational budget of 1.15 Billion per quarter to maintain a world wide operation of 22,000 people with 11,000 jobs here in the Treasure Valley alone. Whatever subsides they do get, a part of its returned to the community in the form of the purchase of products and services by the company and its employees.

Like you I do not enjoy tax increases and would like to find a better way to pay for the services that the Federal and State governments provide. Recently I've been hearing about other type of tax system proposals such as a flat tax, value added tax, and a fair tax system to replace the current tax system we have. Each version has a similiar theme in that it simplifies the tax code, reduces paperwork, reduces the size of the government, provides all the money necessary to support the current programs necessary to run the federal and state governments, and returns more money back to every taxpayer in the country.

I'm still reading about the different systems because each one has a lot of merit and what I'm providing here is strictly my opinion. Steve Forbes supports the flat tax, Neal Boortz supports the fair tax, and I heard the value added tax system being discussed on 670 KBOI a couple weeks ago on money matters.

I agree with you acertion that the current system is confussing and needs to be reined in, but what direction do you suggest we go. I'm still reading about the different approches before I throw my support behind any one system.

  
viper_210
20:21:09 Wed
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One of the websites I go to is www.congress.org

It gives a list of all the bills in both houses of Congress. In the taxes link, take a look at HR25, HR41, and HR1601, they make for interesting reading.

  
colt45
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viper_210 ------------------- You got to be kidding ------ it's like a homework assignment .
Give us a link or two .
Or buy whoever finds it first a steak dinner .
Reddog

  
colt45
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The thing that bothers me the most about our tax system is it doesn't take into account a persons ability to pay .
The folks making good money will [deleted] about there taxes but they can pay them . The sick old lady around the corner who is left alone since her husband died and left her the house and it's taxes , is being forced out . Will lose everything they have built together because of taxes .
That boys and girls is NOT right .
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viper_210
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Colt 45:

You wrote: "You got to be kidding ------ it's like a homework assignment. Give us a link or two.

My answer: I thought I did but here it is again.

www.congress.org

When you get to the website home page, click on the "Bills In Congress" link. A list of the various catagories will be displayed. Scroll down to the "Taxes" link and click on that. As of 3 August, there was 193 bills pending, over 185 were to amend the current tax code.

  

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