Don't feel like filling out state tax forms for the next two years?
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Don't feel like filling out state tax forms for the next two years?
Neither does North Dakota State Rep. Scott Louser.
The Minot Republican has proposed a bill that would give North Dakotans a break from paying state income tax this year and next.
It's one of several weighty issues set to be considered this week by the state's 63rd legislative session.
Louser says his tax-break proposal is an attempt to alleviate the financial burden on residents of oil-rich North Dakota.
The measure would apply to individuals, estates and trusts.
Budget analysts say North Dakota's coffers would take more than a $1 billion hit over the next two years if the bill becomes law.
The proposal would reinstate the state income tax in 2015.
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