Explaining Idaho’s Personal Property Tax, With A Little Help From A Boise Candy Store

Jan 24, 2013

Debbie and Joe Giordano, of Powell's Sweet Shoppe in Boise
Credit Molly Messick / StateImpact Idaho

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and many of the Idaho Legislature’s Republican leaders are in agreement: something has to happen on the personal property tax this session.  And by “something,” they mean a plan to get rid of it.  But there’s a problem.  The tax generates $140 million dollars each year for local government.  In this story, we start at square one: explaining this thing called the personal property tax. Click here to continue reading...