The Idaho Tax Commission takes care to protect your privacy. Therefore, we will disclose to you what data we collect when you visit our website.
When you visit our site
The Tax Commission’s website is hosted by the Idaho Department of Administration, and in cooperation with that agency, we automatically collect the following information when you visit our site:
- Your IP (Internet Protocol) address
- Date and time of your request
- The pages or files you request
- The success or failure of your requests
This information does not identify individual visitors, and we will make no attempt to do so unless illegal activity or tampering with our site is suspected. This data collected is used to generate statistical reports, and those reports are used solely for the purpose of managing our site and improving the information and services we offer.
What information is public
Your tax information isn’t generally available to the public. In most cases, the Idaho Tax Commission is prohibited by law from sharing any information from the tax returns or audits of an individual, a business, or a nonprofit organization. However, the law does allow us to disclose confidential tax information to a few authorized government agencies when needed to enforce payments such as taxes or child support.
Tax lien information is a different matter. Unlike tax returns, tax liens are a public notice of debt. These liens attach to your property and your rights to property. Once the Tax Commission has filed a tax lien with the Idaho Secretary of State, information from the lien is available to the public.
If you email us
We provide Tax Commission email addresses to facilitate communication with us to answer your questions or otherwise provide services to you. In these situations, we ask that you provide us with your email address or other contact information so that we can respond to your inquiry and provide you with the best possible service.
However, you should be aware that electronic mail should not be considered secure, and third parties may be able to intercept and read email messages. It is up to you to assume the risk of providing such information to us in the form of an email message. Because electronic mail cannot be considered secure, we also suggest that you not ask taxpayer-specific questions by email, which would necessitate including information like your Social Security number or specific information from your tax return.
Instead, please call or write to us. If we receive electronic inquiries that would require our response to include such taxpayer-specific information, we will respond by telephone or regular mail rather than email.