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  • Radio interview covers yard sales, sales tax, and more

    August 10, 2023

    Many people aren’t sure if they need to collect and pay Idaho sales tax in situations like school carnivals, holiday bazaars, pet sales, and yard sales. Philip Johnson, Tax Research Specialist at the Tax Commission, recently appeared on KBSU’s Idaho Matters radio show to answer some common questions about sales tax and the occasional sales […]

  • Eligible homeowners can now apply online for property tax deferral

    August 1, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — August 1, 2023 — You might qualify to have your property taxes deferred under Idaho’s Property Tax Deferral program, which lets you postpone paying taxes on your home and up to an acre of land. You eventually repay the taxes plus interest to the state of Idaho. New this year, you can […]

  • Having trouble getting the security code to log onto TAP?

    July 26, 2023

    TAP Users: If you’re having problems receiving the TAP security code by text, please click on “Try a different method to receive your code” on the Verify Security Code page. This will let you select another option to receive your security code. This method works only if you previously set up another verification option. You […]

  • Yard sales might qualify for sales tax exemption

    July 19, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — July 19, 2023 — Yard sales (or garage sales) are a popular way to declutter and make extra money. Before you start selling unwanted belongings, find out if you’ll need to collect and pay Idaho sales tax. Almost every seller in Idaho must have a seller’s permit, collect sales tax, and send in […]

  • Summer 2023 Tax Update now available

    July 18, 2023

    Read the Summer 2023 Tax Update, our newsletter for the business community. This edition features articles about new tax laws, taxable sales for recreation and admissions, and our new callback feature.

  • Property tax estimator not available for 2023

    June 8, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — June 8, 2023 —The Idaho State Tax Commission’s property tax calculator won’t be available to help Idahoans estimate their property taxes for 2023 as a result of recent legislation. The calculator is normally available starting in mid-June. A new property tax relief law (House Bill 292) changed the budget and levy process […]

  • Withholding table correction for 2023

    May 18, 2023

    Employers and payroll providers: We found incorrect information in the Monthly – Married Persons section of the Table for Wage Bracket Method of Withholding (pages 7-8). We’ve updated the section, and the table now has the correct information. Below is a link to the updated table. Table for Wage Bracket Method of Withholding (updated 5-18-2023)

  • Former Chubbuck office manager guilty of embezzlement, tax evasion

    May 11, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — May 11, 2023 — A former Chubbuck office manager from Inkom, Candace Raschke, must serve prison time and pay restitution for grand theft and tax evasion. The Bannock County District Court sentenced Raschke to five years fixed and five years indeterminate for grand theft by embezzlement, and three years fixed and two […]

  • Meridian man sentenced for tax crime

    April 20, 2023

    Updated April 24, 2023: BOISE, Idaho — April 20, 2023 — A Meridian man must pay $3,470 in restitution to the Idaho State Tax Commission and complete 72 hours of community service in place of jail time after pleading guilty to a tax-related charge. The Ada County Magistrate Court sentenced Benjamin Adam Cornett in February […]

  • Need an extension to file your Idaho income tax return?

    April 13, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — April 13, 2023 — Can’t file your 2022 Idaho income tax return by the April 18 deadline? Pay enough of your total tax due by April 18, and you can get an automatic six-month extension. To qualify, you need to pay one of the following: 80% of the estimated tax you owe […]