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.
They’re working to put up a ballot initiative through what’s called “Fair Share Idaho”
The initiative may lower the sales tax but it would also add a sales tax to services such as massage therapists, hair stylists, and legal services.
For example, if you get a $20 haircut, the 5% sales tax would add an extra dollar onto the hair cut.
The ballot initiative also wants to take away 22 tax exemptions for services such as senior centers, sales by 4-H clubs, and Idaho National Laboratory research.
For more information on the ballot initiative you can visit Fair share Idaho’s website www.fairshareidaho.org.