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6 tips for filing Idaho taxes

BOISE, IDAHO — March 31, 2016 — As the April 18 income tax deadline approaches, the Idaho State Tax Commission is providing some tips to make filing taxes easier: (Read more)

Published 03-31-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Power of Attorney form changes

We’re making some changes to our Power of Attorney form to better serve taxpayers.   

In section 2, “Representative(s),” the form requires the representative’s name and the name of that person’s firm or company.  When you complete both fields, the POA limits authority to only the person or persons listed in the “Name” field.  If you want your Power of Attorney to apply to anyone who works at a firm or company, please leave the “Name” field blank and fill in only the firm or company name.  This will authorize anyone employed by the company or firm to represent you before the Tax Commission. 

We’re updating our Power of Attorney form to incorporate this change, and make other helpful changes.  In the meantime, please use our current form (dated 02-13-14) with these guidelines until the new version is available.

 

Published 03-29-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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OPINION: Tax Commission steps up efforts to prevent tax fraud from identity theft

BOISE, IDAHO — March 28, 2016 — By Ken A. Roberts, Idaho State Tax Commission Chairman

It’s no secret that identity theft is a persistent crime that’s time consuming and frustrating for its victims. When criminals steal your personal data (especially your name and Social Security number), they can use that information to file a fraudulent tax return. 

Because tax-related identity theft is an increasing threat, the Idaho State Tax Commission has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax agencies, and the tax software industry to develop stronger fraud detection and prevention tools for all aspects of the tax filing process in 2016 to minimize your risk of identity theft. (Read more)

Published 03-28-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Use tax payment required on Internet, other untaxed purchases

BOISE, IDAHO — March 23, 2016 — If you’re gathering information to file your 2015 Idaho individual income tax return, don’t forget those untaxed purchases you made last year. If you didn’t pay sales tax when you bought the merchandise, you owe a 6 percent use tax if the goods were used, given away, stored, or consumed in Idaho. (Read more)

Published 03-23-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Beat the rush—file your income taxes in March for a faster refund

BOISE, IDAHO — March 18, 2016 — You have until Monday, April 18 to file your 2015 individual income tax returns and pay any taxes you owe. But if you’re expecting a refund from Idaho, filing in March will get you your refund faster. (Read more)

Published 03-18-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Business income tax e-file provides benefits for businesses

BOISE, IDAHO — March 9, 2016 — Businesses that want to e-file both their federal and state income tax returns should visit the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov. (Read more)

Published 03-09-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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