AP: Monsanto, Avista Reluctant to Cut Personal Property Tax

Posted by Andrew Crisp on Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Some companies are concerned a repeal of Idaho's personal property tax could hurt the communities in which they do business. That's according to a news brief filed by the Associated Press, citing worries from ag giant Monsanto Co. and Spokane, Wash.-based Avista Corp.

"Monsanto Co., which mines and processes phosphate in southeastern Idaho, worries dumping the tax could leave its home county short of money to pay for essential services," according to the AP.

Similarly Avista, formerly a member of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, also "isn't pushing for changes." AP reported that Avista, no longer a member of IACI, wrote a newspaper editorial earlier this year to publicly state the company does not support eliminating the tax to the detriment of Idaho communities.

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Wow, Corporations that actually care about the communites where they are located. Next we are going to see cats and dogs co-habitating and pigs with wings. I hope the legislature is paying attention but they seem to be preoccupied with shifting the tax burden to the nation's largest pool of minimum wage earners instead.

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Posted by boisentv on 03/02/2013 at 6:49 PM

Come! Gather round, lets sing a song!


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Posted by Frank Churchill on 03/03/2013 at 8:06 PM

Hooray for Avista and Monsanto for being civic minded. Booo to the utilities who really want to see 'personal' property tax repealed before any new powerlines get built...

Posted by RealHairyMan on 03/04/2013 at 2:00 PM
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