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League of Women Voters want to lower state sales tax

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

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