Idaho State Tax Commission

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News from earlier in 2015

The Tax Commission started processing 2014 Idaho individual income tax returns on Jan. 20, the same date the Internal Revenue Service begins processing federal returns.

Idaho law conforms to Internal Revenue Code

Idaho law conforms to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as of Jan. 1, 2015. See our Conformity Web page for more information.

Published 02-24-2015

Taxpayer Access Point information for preparers filing/paying online for clients

We’re moving our online filing and payment services from Access Idaho to an improved Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) portal available through the Tax Commission’s website. TAP will still have the same payment options it currently offers to taxpayers and tax preparers who file returns for their clients, and it will also offer new opportunities to do business with the Tax Commission.

If you’re registered with TAP to make ACH Debit payments for your clients, OR If you’re registered with TAP to make ACH Debit payments and registered with Access Idaho to file returns for your clients:

  • Congratulations! You’re already signed up to file and pay through TAP.
  • With each transaction you’ll be asked to certify that “As a third-party filer, I acknowledge that my client has authorized me to submit this transaction on my client’s behalf. I understand that the Idaho State Tax Commission may at any time request proof of this authority.”

If you’re registered with Access Idaho to file returns for your clients and aren't registered with TAP:

  • You’ll be required to register for a TAP account.
  • Once a TAP account is set up, you’ll add access to your client’s accounts by entering the following data:
    • Taxpayer type (business or individual)
    • ITIN
    • Taxpayer name
    • Account type
    • Account ID
  • You’ll be able to file and pay on behalf of your clients.
  • When your access is granted, your client will be notified of your access. This notification will be sent to all clients via letter, and by email if your client has a TAP account.
  • With each transaction you’ll be asked to certify that “As a third-party filer, I acknowledge that my client has authorized me to submit this transaction on my client’s behalf. I understand that the Idaho State Tax Commission may at any time request proof of this authority.”

For more information about TAP, read our Using TAP page, or contact us.

Published 01-23-2014

Conformity legislation pending

Legislation is pending to make Idaho Code conform to the Internal Revenue Code as of January 1, 2015. We’ll update you as that proposal makes its way through the legislative process and is signed by the Governor.

Published 01-15-2015

Refund schedule for 2014 filing season
  • E-filers: Expect to receive your refund about 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 you’ve received the message 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. See our Track your tax refund online news release for more information.

Published 01-13-2015

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Last updated June 24, 2015