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U.S. Supreme Court ruling on unfair debt collection claims could quell suits (access required)

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing successful defendants in civil unfair debt collection claims to be awarded attorney fees and costs without a showing that the plaintiff brought the claim in bad faith will likely spur lawyers on both sides ...

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Idaho House easily backs personal property tax cut

The Idaho House voted 67-2 March 19 to eliminate the personal property tax for about 90 percent of Idaho businesses, favoring a plan by counties over a broader industry proposal that lawmakers decided was too expensive. The bill flew through ...

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Counties’ revised personal property tax plan includes operating property (access required)

The Idaho Association of Counties has revised its plan to remove the state’s personal property taxes for many Idaho businesses to include operating property, which would provide tax relief for utilities. The new version of the tax shift would also ...

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TEDZ highway funding plan hits road block

An Idaho House panel voted down a plan to use future sales tax funding to pay for new highway projects March 14. The Transportation and Economic Development Zones plan would have had projects costing more than $50 million and having ...

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Moscow Ford dealership files for bankruptcy after creditor sues (access required)

The owner of a Moscow Ford dealership has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a day after it was sued by the company financing its operations. The dealership, Gilbert Auto Ford, used the Ford Motor Credit Company to finance its purchases ...

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On the horns of a dilemma (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. On March 5, we gathered policy experts at the University of Idaho’s Water Center to talk ...

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Cloud computing tax exemption moves forward in Idaho House panel (access required)

Leaders of several Idaho-based technology companies successfully convinced a panel of lawmakers that the state shouldn’t tax cloud computing services and online software under the state’s sales tax. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on March 7 approved the legislation, ...

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