FALLS CHURCH, VA — Too many taxpayers and tax collectors "impugn the underlying motives of the folks on the other side," Idaho's former deputy attorney general argued in the inaugural edition of "SALT Shakers," a new column in State Tax Notes.
"We should expect that taxpayers and tax collectors will have differences — sometimes strongly held ones," said Ted Spangler, the former deputy attorney general who actually worked full-time for Idaho State Tax Commission. As for individuals on each side questioning the motives of one another, he added, "We need to work on getting over that."
Spangler, who won the Multistate Tax Commission's 2011 Paull Mines Award, was featured in "SALT Shakers," a column that State Tax Notes news editor Doug Sheppard will write and that is devoted to viewpoints and interviews with state and local tax leaders.
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