We are currently paying for two sets of state employees to administer both sales taxes and income taxes, as well as killing additional trees to print many more forms than would be necessary, if the state only collected one of these levies. Furthermore, since the state is diluting resources in trying to enforce both sets of rules, officials are no doubt allowing more people to evade taxes and thus decreasing the fairness of our tax system.
Per capita state tax collections in Idaho come out to $2,764 per year, compared to the $3,151 average across all states.
- Encourage local shopping
- Increase equitability