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Decision posted to the website in February 2016

The following decision were posted to the website in February 2016. They were issued in October 2015.




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Published 03-03-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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More Idahoans can apply for this year’s Idaho Property Tax Reduction Program

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 25, 2016 — Just under half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for the Idaho Property Tax Reduction Program. The Idaho State Tax Commission wants to make more people aware of this property tax credit that’s available to low-income seniors and others who qualify, especially with expanded status qualifications that allow more potential claimants to apply this year. (Read more)

Published 02-25-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Employers: Form 967, W-2s, and 1099s due Feb. 29

Employers: Remember to file your Form 967, W-2s, and 1099s by Monday, Feb. 29 to avoid penalties.  You can file online through our Taxpayer Access Point (TAP). For more information, see our Income Tax Withholding Web page, our Guide to Idaho Income Tax Withholding, and our TAP FAQs.

Published 02-23-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Track your tax refund online

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 17, 2016 — If you want to check the status of your Idaho income tax refund, go to the Idaho State Tax Commission website at and click on the "Where's my refund?" orange button on the right side of the site. You can also visit our “Refund Info” page at to check timelines, watch a short video, and get tips on how you can help speed up your refund processing time either before you file or if you receive a letter from us. (Read more)

Published 02-17-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Low-income and senior citizens can get one-on-one free income tax help

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 10, 2016 — 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,, and clicking on the “Free Income 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 02-10-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Idaho conforms to federal Internal Revenue Code

Idaho law conforms to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as of Jan. 1, 2016. See House Bill 425 signed by Governor Otter on February 9, 2016.

  • Idaho conforms to the IRC section 179 expense provisions. You can claim the IRC section 179 expense on your Idaho return to the extent you claim this deduction on your federal income tax return. 
  • Idaho doesn’t conform to bonus depreciation.  

Since Congress extended the federal provisions for a general sales tax deduction, as well as tuition and related expenses, you can report these expenses as follows:  

  • Report a deduction for state and local sales tax on: Form 40, line 14, or Form 43, line 34.
  • Report qualified tuition and related expenses on: Form 40—these items will be part of your federal adjusted gross income (AGI), or Form 43, line 22

Idaho conforms to the new federal repair regulations but doesn’t require documentation of that change other than what’s required at the federal level.  

Published 02-09-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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