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Debt Consolidation in Idaho

Idaho MapAccording to the Urban Institute, 28.3 percent of consumers in Idaho have had their debt turned over for collections. Debt is sent to collections if it is more than 180 days overdue, which can negatively affect a consumerís credit rating for over seven years.

While the percentage may seem high, Idahoans actually have some of the lowest amount of debt in collections in the nation. Consumers who have had their debt turned over to collections still are afforded protections from both the state and federal governments on how that debt may be collected.

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, debt collectors are required to treat consumers fairly and are prohibited from engaging in certain practices in an attempt to recover money owed to creditors. The Idaho Department of Finance also requires collection agencies to be properly permitted to operate within the state. Agencies that obtain permits must adhere to Idaho statutes and rules in addition to federal law.

Consumers who wish to reduce their debt have options, even if that debt has been turned over for collections. Working with a consumer credit counseling agency can help consumers to negotiate lower monthly payments with creditors, or apply for debt consolidation programs if they qualify. As a last resort, consumers can file for bankruptcy; however, the ramifications of doing so will remain with them for up to seven years, affecting their ability to acquire new credit.


Adjust your paycheck withholding now to avoid a tax shock

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho State Tax Commission is urging you review your federal Form W-4 now to ensure you're withholding enough from your paycheck for state and federal income taxes. With ...

Published:  Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:55:00 GMT

Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

The division says the shortfall could be attributed to an Idaho tax change Otter signed into law earlier this year that reduced individual state income tax rates. However, the divisions says another p...

Published:  Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:59:00 GMT

Taxes tighten housing squeeze

And it's just likely to continue outward migration out of Teton County into Alpine and Driggs and Victor, Idaho. Which to me, upsets the whole community. It tears the heart right out of us when you ge...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:43:00 GMT

State Migration Increasingly Driven by Taxes

The top 12 destinations for these taxpayers are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. As Edwards rightly explains, ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:31:00 GMT

Fake ID Docs Sold On Websites Targeted By Feds

18) showed how eCommerce can enable other forms of ID theft. The federal agency said it shut down websites where consumers could buy "fake financial and other documents - such as pay stubs, income tax ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:17:00 GMT

Altiplano Metals Announces Closing with Comet Exploration And Sale of Orogrande Property in Idaho

The final step to conclude the transaction was the approval of the demerger agreement by the Chilean tax authorities ... sale and transfer all its interests in the Orogrande Property in Idaho to Monte...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:17:00 GMT

Thousands laid off as India pushes biggest tax reform

Scrap dealers enquire about idle powerlooms. India launched the Goods and Services Tax (GST) just over a year ago, its biggest-ever tax reform, aiming to replace more than a dozen federal and ...

Published:  Sun, 09 Sep 2018 15:09:00 GMT

Idaho Says It Will Grant Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Florence

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho State Tax Commission said on Wednesday it will extend the deadlines to file and pay taxes for victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and elsewhere. Taxpayers ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:10:00 GMT

Kenya's National Assembly Approves Lower Fuel Tax

20 de septiembre de 2018, 15:20Nairobi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s National Assembly has approved today President Uhuru Kenyatta''s proposal to lower the value-added tax on fuel from 16 to 8 per ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT

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