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New Phishing Scheme Targets Tax Pros

The IRS and the Security Summit partners continue to see new e-mail phishing schemes emerge, and remind tax professionals to be on the lookout for these scams as tax season approaches.

The Security Summit effort just identified a new email phishing scheme targeting numerous tax professionals with the subject line "Mails on Hold!".

Emails may:

  • Appear to be from the IRS or e-services
  • Include references to such things as IRS personnel or PTINs

The IRS and Security Summit partners strongly urge people not to click on the links or attachments contained in these emails.

If you are a victim of an e-services scam, please contact the e-services helpdesk at (866) 255-0654 and report the incident to the FTC and TIGTA.

Published 12-29-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Changes to 2016 income tax booklet mailing

If you were expecting to receive a 2016 income tax booklet from us, please be aware of some changes. The Tax Commission will be mailing 2016 tax booklets only to taxpayers who filed a paper return last year using a tax form from our booklet or website. Taxpayers who e-filed their return last year or filed a paper form generated though a tax software package won’t automatically receive a booklet. However, they can download income tax forms and instructions from our website. And they can order the booklet through the website.

 

Published 12-29-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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IFTA renewals due Jan. 3

IFTA account holders: Remember to renew your 2017 IFTA license and decals by Jan. 3.  The easiest way to renew and pay is through Idaho’s Taxpayer Access Point (TAP).

 

Published 12-27-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Income tax withholding guide updated with new due date

We’ve updated A Guide to Idaho Income Tax Withholding on our website to reflect the new Jan. 31 due date for filing Form 967 and W-2s.  Note: We did not update the withholding tables.  The tables are usually updated in May or June of each year after the Idaho legislative session ends. 

 

Published 12-23-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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Tax burden for Idahoans is 10th lowest in nation, Tax Commission study shows

BOISE, IDAHO — Dec. 23, 2016 — Idaho has the 10th lowest overall state and local tax burden in the country when compared to all other states and the District of Columbia. Idaho also has the lowest tax burden among western states when measured by the proportion of income that goes to pay for taxes. That’s according to the latest tax burden study published by the Idaho State Tax Commission. (Read more)

Published 12-23-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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3 IMPORTANT Changes for Idaho IFTA filers

1. You must now report split rates on the IFTA return, Form 3150.

If a jurisdiction has multiple fuel tax rates for one period (also known as a split rate), you'll need to report a separate jurisdiction record for each rate. Report the miles and gallons for the effective date range of each rate. These dates are listed in the jurisdiction notes on the back side of the Form 3150 return instructions.

2. Idaho's IFTA renewal due date changed to December 31, starting with the 2017 renewal period. This change was a requirement of the IFTA operating agreement.

3. As of January 1, 2017, you can no longer report Idaho off-road nontaxable miles on the IFTA return.

Instead, you'll need to report them on Form 75 and use Form 75-NM Idaho Fuels Tax Refund Worksheet / IFTA Nontaxable Miles Worksheet to claim a refund.

Total taxable miles must equal total miles on the IFTA return for the Idaho jurisdiction. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact the IFTA Helpdesk at iftahelpdesk@tax.idaho.gov or call (208) 334-7806 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 972-7660, ext. 7806.

Published 12-09-2016 | Permanent link to this news item
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