Tax Commission News Release
Deadline nears for taxpayers with filing extensions
BOISE, IDAHO — Sept. 21, 2011 — If you haven't filed your 2010 Idaho state income taxes, the clock is ticking. Taxpayers who qualified for an automatic extension of time to file Idaho returns must send their return and full payment by Oct. 17, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission.
Idaho law allows these taxpayers to avoid a penalty for late filing, but they’ll be charged 4 percent interest on any tax that was due and not paid by April 18.
“We’re expecting about 22,000 returns to be filed by the Oct. 17 due date,” said Doreen Warren, revenue operations administrator for the Tax Commission.
Taxpayers can file returns electronically through Oct. 17. Some may qualify to file online for free through the Free File program available at tax.idaho.gov (click on “Free income tax filing” in the “Quick Picks” section).
Filers can also pay their taxes electronically through tax.idaho.gov. And they can mail returns and payments to the Idaho State Tax Commission, P.O. Box 56, Boise, ID 83756-0056.
For help computing interest, taxpayers should call 334-7660 in the Boise area, (800) 972-7660 toll free, or visit a Tax Commission office.
Taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irene in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Vermont have until Oct. 31 to mail their completed return and full payment. They should write “HURRICANE IRENE” in red ink at the top of their tax return. If they receive penalties or are charged interest for filing returns or paying taxes late, they should call the Tax Commission.
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