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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - It sounds like a dream come true for some, a lower sales tax.

The Idaho league of women voters is trying to do exactly that, by lowering the sales tax from 6% to 5%.

“It's one of the easiest ways to get revenue,” said Carolyn Abbott, a member of the League of Women Voters.

They believe this could solve the ongoing problem to funding Idaho schools- by gaining more than $400 million.

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The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho’s sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent and eliminate some exemptions.

The changes would raise $424 million more a year that could be spent on schools, the Spokesman Review in Spokane reports.

If the measure makes the 2016 ballot, it would give voters a chance to restructure Idaho’s exemption-riddled sales tax system. Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax raises about $1.5 billion a year in gross collections, while the amount of exemptions is more than $2 billion, according to the state Division of Financial Management.

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BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A group called Fair Share Idaho wants to lower the sales tax in the state, and at the same time, strengthen the tax base.

The group, formed by the League of Women Voters, has started a petition to get their proposal on the ballot for the 2016 general election. It would not only drop sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent, but would also eliminate many tax-exempt goods and services.

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Fair Share Idaho

P.O. Box 7018
Boise, Idaho 83707

208.488.2070 

team@fairshareidaho.org