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Bill to boost Idaho grocery sales tax credit advances

The bill boosts the annual maximum credit from $100 to $120 for people under 65 and from $120 to $140 for people 65 and over.

BOISE, Idaho — A proposal to increase by $20 the amount Idaho residents can recover on taxes paid on food through the grocery sales tax credit is headed to the full House for consideration. 

A committee voted Monday to approve the bill that boosts the annual maximum credit from $100 to $120 for people under 65 and from $120 to $140 for people 65 and over. 

Republican Sen. Steve Vick says the increase is meant to reflect the amount that the tax costs a typical person. 

If passed, the bill would cut about $32 million from state revenues. That would be by using a fund that collects online purchase sales taxes.

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