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More than 55,000 Idahoans qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction Program

BOISE, IDAHO — Jan. 28, 2015 — According to AARP research, just under half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for this discount. And the Idaho State Tax Commission and AARP Idaho want to make more people aware of the benefit that’s available to low-income seniors and others who qualify. (Read more)

Published 01-28-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

2014 Business and Individual E-file (MeF) Handbook

The 2014 Business and Individual E-file (MeF) Handbook is now available.  Choose the Tax Pros tab at top of web page and choose Tax Preparers.

Published 01-27-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

You may qualify for a grocery credit refund even if you don’t earn enough to file taxes

BOISE, IDAHO — Jan. 20, 2015 — Idaho residents who don’t normally make enough money to file an income tax return can still get a refund of the grocery tax credit for 2014. The tax credit, which offsets the sales tax on groceries, is $100 for most Idaho residents who aren’t required to file an income tax return, plus $100 for each of their dependents. Residents age 65 and older get $20 more. (Read more)

Published 01-20-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

January Tax Update newsletter now online

Read the January 2015 issue of Tax Update — our newsletter for the business community. This edition features articles on our improved Taxpayer Access Point (TAP), identity verification, Idaho taxpayer rights, the upcoming income tax filing season, and more!


Published 01-16-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

Idaho’s individual income tax filing season opens Jan. 20, along with IRS

BOISE, IDAHO — Jan. 14, 2015 — The Idaho State Tax Commission will start processing 2014 Idaho individual income tax returns on Jan. 20, the same date the Internal Revenue Service begins processing federal returns.

As in previous years, all Idaho tax returns will go through accuracy checks and a fraud review before any refunds are issued. E-filing a return is the quickest way to receive a refund, and adding the direct deposit option gets money in the bank even faster. 

E-filers: Expect to receive your refund within seven weeks from the date you receive your state acknowledgement.

Paper filers: It can take up to 10 weeks for your refund to complete processing.

First-time filers: If our online refund system tells you that your return isn’t in the Tax Commission’s system, please be patient. It takes about three weeks to enter a first-time filer into the system.

Taxpayers can get help by visiting our website at, check their refund status through the “Where’s my refund?” link, or get other questions answered by calling the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660.

The deadline to file 2014 income taxes is April 15.


Published 01-14-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

New Contractors Web page available

Check out the new Contractors Working in Idaho Web page on our website.  The page provides information on sales/use tax as it applies to contractors and also covers income tax withholding.  The page replaces the Contractors brochure (#40) and the Contractors Who Improve Real Property Web page.


Published 01-05-2015 | Permanent link to this news item

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