Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission

Step-by-step E-filing & E-paying Instructions

To set up an e-filing account you'll need: Internet access, an email account, and a paper return for the tax type you want to e-file.

Setting up a new account

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Businesses in the center of the page, choose the tax type for e-filing.
  3. Select New Users Start Here under sign up.
  4. Complete the contact information; create a username, and Sign Up.
  5. Check the email address provided for a temporary password to access the new account.
  6. Go back to tax.idaho.gov. Enter the username and the temporary password.
  7. The temporary password must be changed. Change the password, write down both the username and password, and put them in a secure place.
  8. Under Your Registered Companies, select Add a New Company.
  9. Enter the 9-digit EIN/SSN and permit number, (found on the bottom of your paper return), then add the company name as it appears on the return.
  10. Begin filing by clicking on your company name in blue.

Filing W-2s and Form 967

To electronically file W-2s and Form 967, you need a payroll/accounting program that will create an EFW2 file per Social Security Administration specifications. Electronic filing is required if you're an employer with 250 or more employees and 50 of them work in Idaho.

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Businesses in the center of the page, choose withholding e-file.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.
  4. Select your company name in blue.
  5. Under W-2s select Upload EFW2 withholding statements and Form 967.
  6. From the drop-down menu select the filing year and Start Filing.
  7. Click the Browse button, locate and select the W-2 file and Upload.

Note: Uploading will return either a Review Filing page or an error screen showing the row and line positions for the error or errors to correct.

Filing 1099s and Form 967, if required

To electronically file 1099s or other information returns, you need a payroll/accounting program that will create a 1099 file per Internal Revenue Service specifications. Idaho law requires filing of the following information return types: 1098, 1099A, 1099B, 1099C, 1099MISC, 1099R, 1099S, and W2G (if they are for Idaho property, services performed in Idaho, or contain Idaho withholding)

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Businesses in the center of the page, choose 1099 and information returns e-file.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the filing year and Start Filing.
  5. Under W-2s select Upload EFW2 withholding statements and Form 967.
  6. From the drop-down menu select the filing year and Start Filing.
  7. Click the Browse button, then locate and select the 1099 file and Upload.

Note: Uploading will return either a Review Filing page or an error screen showing the row and line positions for the error or errors to correct.

Electronic withholding: filing a zero period

Electronic withholding is a one-step process that allows your payment to take the place of your return until the end of the year, when you'll file Form 967 electronically or on paper. At tax.idaho.gov you can file a zero return or pay by credit/debit card or e-check.

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Businesses in the center of the page, choose withholding e-file.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.
  4. Select your company name in blue.
  5. To file a zero for a filing period, select File zero payment (Form 910).
  6. Scroll down to Report Zero withholding, select the period from the drop-down menu, and press the Zero Payment >>> button.

Electronic sales and sales-related filing

Electronic Sales and Sales-related filing is a two-step process: First, file the return and then pay the tax due from the return. Filing for sales and sales-related taxes is similar. Choose the filing period from the drop-down menu associated with the tax type you want to file and Start Filing.

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Businesses in the center of the page, choose Sales-related tax returns e-file.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.
  4. Select your company name in blue.
  5. From the Start a New Filing page, choose the filing period from the drop-down menu and Start Filing.
  6. Under Create New Filings, complete: Total sales, Nontaxable sales, Untaxed purchases & items subject to use tax, Adjustments, and then press Continue.
  7. Review the completed electronic return for accuracy, confirm the tax due is correct, and press Submit Filing.
  8. Scroll down for payment options: credit/debit card, e-check, or ACH Debit.
  9. Press the button for the desired payment type or leave this website and pay by ACH Debit.
  10. Enter the required payment information to complete the transaction.

Filing IFTA returns

To file an IFTA return, you'll need the miles traveled and gallons purchased in each jurisdiction. You can find instructions for completing a paper return at: http://tax.idaho.gov/s-results-pub.cfm?doc=EPB00065

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/efile
  2. Under Motor Fuels, choose IFTA return e-file.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.
  4. Select your company name in blue.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select the intended filing period and press Start Filing.
  6. You have two choices: File Zero Return or Add Consumption. If you had no miles traveled, choose File Zero Return and complete IFTA filing on the following page. If you traveled, choose Add Consumption.
  7. If you choose Add Consumption, the next page asks for the fuel type, and total miles and gallons as they would appear in section 3 of the paper return. Enter this information and press Add.
  8. The Add Jurisdiction button will allow you to enter the details for each jurisdiction you traveled miles in. Choose Add Jurisdiction to enter your miles and gallons.
  9. Select the jurisdiction and fuel type from the drop-down menu and enter your total miles, taxable miles, and tax-paid gallons purchased in that jurisdiction. If you drove through this jurisdiction and purchased no fuel, don't enter any tax-paid gallons. Enter jurisdiction miles and gallons for each one you traveled in until you have entered all jurisdictions you traveled in for this period.
  10. After adding every jurisdiction traveled in, and the jurisdiction miles and gallons match the consumption miles and gallons, press the Submit IFTA Filing.
  11. Scroll down for payment options: credit/debit card, e-check, or ACH Debit.
  12. Press the button for the desired payment type or leave this website and pay by ACH Debit.
  13. Enter the required payment information to complete the transaction.

Electronic payments

  1. Go to tax.idaho.gov/epay
  2. From the Online Services: E-Pay page, choose Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) to pay by ACH debit (a user guide for TAP is available under the TAP Help link), or Access Idaho to pay by credit/debit card or e-check.
  3. Paying by credit/debit card or e-check at Access Idaho begins by signing in with your user name and password.

Note: Your Payment "Shopping Cart" will display a list of returns not paid on this website. If returns are paid by ACH debit or other method, delete these transactions by choosing (delete) in blue, at the right.

  1. Scroll down to Add a Payment to "Shopping Cart."
  2. Enter the EIN/SSN and permit number, if applicable, and choose a tax type from the drop-down menu, or choose Go next to the EIN/SSN permit number and tax type if it's already displayed. The site will retain previously used EIN/SSN permit number combinations for your convenience.
  3. Enter the Payment Amount.
  4. Choose the Period End Date from the drop-down menu and select a Payment Type from the next drop-down menu.
  5. Select the payment type from the drop-down menu. Your choices are:
    • I'm filing a return with this payment if you recently filed a sales, sales-related, or IFTA return
    • Payment to my past due balance to pay for a prior period
    • This is my 910 filing for the period to pay employee withholding
    • Payment is due to an audit to make a payment on an audit period
  6. Continue to complete the payment or Delete to go back and redo the payment.
  7. The payment amount appears in the "Payment Shopping Cart" and displays the convenience fees associated with paying through this service. Make a selection by clicking on either Pay by Credit/Debit Card or pay by E-check in blue at the right.
  8. Enter the credit/debit card or checking information to complete the transaction and Submit. Print the confirmation receipt.

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Last updated Oct. 23, 2013

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