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Tax Commission warns of identity theft scams; what to do if you become a victim

BOISE, IDAHO — April 8, 2016 — What if you file your income taxes only to learn that someone already filed a return using your name and Social Security number? Unfortunately, you won’t be alone if this happens to you. The Idaho State Tax Commission saw a 64 percent increase in stolen identities used to file Idaho income tax returns from 2014 to 2015, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents designed to steal personal information this tax season. The Tax Commission wants you to be aware of some identity theft scams and what steps you should take if you become a victim. (Read more)

Published 04-08-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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You may be able to lower your property taxes; apply by April 18

BOISE, IDAHO — April 5, 2016 — April 18 is the last day this year to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your 2016 property taxes. (Read more)

Published 04-05-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Decision posted to the website in March 2016

The following decision were posted to the website in March 2016. They were issued in November 2015.



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If you have any questions or concerns regarding decisions, please contact

Published 04-01-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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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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