In 2012, the Idaho Legislature lowered the corporate income tax all the way from 7.6% to 7.4%. At this rate, we will be competitive with our neighboring states of Washington, Wyoming, and Nevada in just 37 years… "It’s not that small steps in the right direction aren’t good; it’s that big steps in the right direction are better!"

Each year, the non-profit Tax Foundation assesses the "Business Tax Climate Rank" of every state. For 2012, Idaho comes in at number 21. "That’s not too bad…" some folks say. "We’re in the top half, after all." The problem is not as much how we rank NATIONALLY, but we rank REGIONALLY. Every state with which Idaho shares a border is ranked higher than we are. EVERY ONE!

Oregon —
Utah —
Montana —
Washington —
Nevada —
Wyoming —

Meanwhile, California comes in at a lowly , but guess where those beleaguered, California-based companies are fleeing? Not to Idaho!

The corporate income tax only accounts for about 5 – 7% of our General Fund, but it is one of the primary reasons why Idaho is not seeing substantial growth in our business sector, and why our unemployment is still so high. Our corporate income tax puts Idaho companies at a severe disadvantage both nationally and internationally and is hampering our economic development.

It is the duty and responsibility of the Idaho Legislature to REMOVE this impediment to economic expansion and job growth! Idaho needs bold leaders who will take the BIG STEPS necessary to make our state prosper. The corporate income tax needs to go, and if I am elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, I will do everything I can to see that goal accomplished.

"More Freedom, Less Government!"