BOISE, IDAHO — Feb 19, 2015 — Idaho has the 9th lowest overall state and local tax burden in the country when compared to all other states and the District of Columbia. Idaho also has the lowest tax burden among western states, when measured by the proportion of income that goes to pay for taxes. That’s according to the latest tax burden study published by the Idaho State Tax Commission. (Read more)
Published 02-19-2015 | Permanent link to this news item
Disclaimer: If you own a combination of ordinary personal property and transient or part-year taxable personal property (i.e., newly acquired items more than $3,000 per item), you must file an annual declaration if the total value of all these types of personal property exceeds $100,000. If you're unsure, you should file the declarations or call your county assessor.
Published 02-18-2015 | Permanent link to this news item
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 18, 2015 — If you want to know the status of your Idaho income tax refund, go to the Idaho State Tax Commission website at tax.idaho.gov, and click on the "Where's my refund?" link on the home page. (Read more)
The instructions for Form 39R, line 8 (Retirement benefits deduction for qualified retirement benefits), omitted a sentence related to one's age qualifications.
In the 2014 Idaho Individual Income Tax instructions packet, at the top of page 22, the following sentence should appear below Part One - Age, Disability, and Marital/Filing Status:
You must be age 65 or older OR be classified as disabled and be age 62 or older.
ADDENDUM: To clarify, our instructions are missing this line, which should have been included.
2nd ADDENDUM: Note this applies to Form 39NR as well. See page 31 and reference line 22 on the form.
Published 02-13-2015 | Permanent link to this news item
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 12, 2015 — Senior citizens and low-income taxpayers of any age can find free help to prepare their income tax returns at tax preparation sites throughout Idaho. Taxpayers can find the sites closest to them by going to the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website, tax.idaho.gov, and clicking on the “Low income? Senior citizen? Get free tax help!” link under the “Quick Picks” section. The sites, sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation, are listed together by county. (Read more)
Published 02-12-2015 | Permanent link to this news item
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 5, 2015 — The Idaho State Tax Commission is taking extra precautions against tax fraudsters, based on the experiences of Utah and other states in dealing with fraudulent income tax returns filed so far this tax season. (Read more)
Published 02-05-2015 | Permanent link to this news item
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