property tax

Idaho’s circuit breaker changes will disproportionately affect low-income seniors

BY: - May 20, 2021

The average median income of an individual using Idaho’s circuit breaker program for property tax exemption was $17,635 in 2019, according to data from the Idaho State Tax Commission. Of the 26,916 Idahoans who filed claims through the program in 2020, 85% were over the age of 65. And under new property tax law passed […]

Property tax bill passes Senate by two votes; nine Republicans vote no

BY: - May 5, 2021

A property tax relief bill that raises the homeowner’s exemption by $25,000, changes details of the circuit breaker program and caps growth percentages in local budgets squeaked through the Idaho Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 19-16, with nine Republicans voting no. The Senate debated the bill for about an hour, with several senators […]

Property tax bill advances to Idaho Senate despite bipartisan criticism

BY: - May 4, 2021

Despite criticism over the speed of the process, a bill aimed at property tax relief passed the Idaho House of Representatives and made its way out of the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee on Tuesday. It was introduced in the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday. The bill increases the homeowner’s exemption from […]

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‘Not going to cut it.’ Property tax relief bill increases homeowner’s exemption by $25K.

BY: - May 3, 2021

Within a matter of hours, members of the Idaho House of Representatives printed, heard and sent a property tax bill to the House floor that increases the homeowner’s exemption from $100,000 to $125,000. It includes several other provisions that would provide tax relief to commercial property owners. Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, introduced House Bill 389 […]

Data shows widening gap between Ada County’s commercial, residential property taxes

BY: and - April 26, 2021

As debates over property tax relief have continued in the Boise area, legislators, city officials and residents alike have pointed to an increasing shift of the tax burden to residential homeowners over commercial properties. A dataset of residential and commercial property taxes obtained from the city of Meridian and reviewed by the Idaho Capital Sun […]