Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission

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Information on this website is provided for your convenience in our effort to give you the best customer service possible. While we strive for accuracy, laws and procedures change over time. Therefore, if you are relying on information from this site, we recommend that you contact us first to see if it is still valid.

Website accessibility

Our goal is to make this website accessible to all our visitors and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you can't access information on our site, please contact us with a description of the problem you're having. We'll try to find another way for you to access the information.

Using Acrobat Reader PDF documents

The Idaho State Tax Commission publishes our forms, publications, reports, and other documents as PDF files. These can be opened, read, and printed using the free Adobe Reader program which you can download to your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Clicking on the link will cause the PDF to either appear in your web browser* window or download to your computer desktop, depending upon how you have your computer configured.

Your "web browser" is the software through which you visit the internet. You may use Firefox or Internet Explorer or Safari or Chrome or any of dozens of other options.

To view our PDF documents, visit the Adobe site's Adobe Reader page and download and install the software.

Fill-in PDF forms

Some forms (especially income tax forms) have been designed to let you fill in the fields using your computer. Forms with this option are identified by an F following the publication date in their listing (e.g., current individual income tax forms).

Click in the first field of a fill-in form and begin typing. You can tab between fields. Use your mouse to "check" any appropriate boxes. After filling in your form, print one copy for yourself and one copy to mail to the Tax Commission.

To keep your personal information secure, we don't allow fill-in forms to be saved. When these forms are saved on a public computer, for example, your information can be seen by the next user if your browser isn't closed properly at the end of your session.

In addition to fill-in forms, we provide access to vendors that provide free electronic filing for qualified taxpayers. This information is available on our E-file for free page. (Be sure to use the links on that page to use the free services offered.)

If you have questions, please use our Website Feedback form and include your email address.

Fill-in PDF forms using Windows 10 & Edge

If you have problems using fillable forms in Windows 10 using the Edge browser, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the link to the PDF form.
  2. Look in the upper left and click on the three horizontal dots (see image below).
  3. Choose "Open with Internet Explorer" from the menu.
  4. The form will display the highlighted fields for you to edit.

Note: You must have a copy of Adobe Reader on your PC.

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A Web feed is the electronic format used to send users frequently updated content, typically from Web pages or links to Web pages. The feeds deliver automatic updates via a Web portal, a news reader, or e-mail. Content distributors syndicate their Web feeds, allowing users to sign up or subscribe to be updated on topics that interest them. Sources that provide feeds generally notify subscribers with short summaries rather than sending the full content of the updates.

Many people prefer having these updates go directly to a feed reader or "aggregator" so they don't have to remember to check each site they subscribe to manually. This way, Internet users can streamline their online experience by subscribing to as many feeds as they like and collecting or "aggregating" the information in one place to read at their convenience. Subscribing to feeds makes it possible to review or scan a large amount of online content in a short amount of time.

There are many choices for browsing and subscribing to feeds. Feeds can be read as text, viewed as video, or listened to as audio. Feed reading applications, also known as "news aggregators," read mostly text. There are also readers that work exclusively on mobile devices. Aggregators or feed readers combine the contents of multiple Web feeds for display on a single screen. A typical feed reader will display your feeds and the number of new (unread) entries within each of those feeds.

Some feed readers require a small fee, but many are free. One way to find them is to do a search for "feed reader" or "feed aggregator" through your favorite search site. A few popular free feed readers include: Feedly, Liferea (for Unix and Linux), NewsFire (for Mac OS X), OmeaReader, and SharpReader.

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March 8, 2017