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Tax Commission opens Lewiston office on Tax Day, April 18

LEWISTON, IDAHO — April 11, 2017 — The Idaho State Tax Commission will open its Lewiston office to the public on Tuesday, April 18 to help taxpayers meet the income tax filing deadline. The office is located at 1118 F St. and is normally open only on the 20th day of each month. (Read more)

Published 04-11-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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Tax Commission extends hours in Coeur d’Alene office on Tax Day, April 18

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO — April 11, 2017 — The Idaho State Tax Commission will extend office hours in its Coeur d’Alene office on Tuesday, April 18 to help taxpayers meet the income tax filing deadline. The office is located at 1910 Northwest Blvd., Suite 100. (Read more)

Published 04-11-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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Tax Commission warns of identity theft scams; what to do if you become a victim

BOISE, IDAHO — April 10, 2017 — What if you file your income taxes only to learn that someone already filed a return using your name and Social Security number? Unfortunately, you won’t be alone if this happens to you. Tax agencies across the nation continue to see tax refund fraud from identity theft, with the criminals using stolen personal information from phishing and malware incidents. The Idaho State Tax Commission wants you to be aware of some identity theft scams and what steps you should take if you become a victim. (Read more)

Published 04-10-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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7 tips for filing Idaho taxes

BOISE, IDAHO — April 5, 2017 — As the April 18 income tax deadline approaches, the Idaho State Tax Commission is providing some tips to make filing taxes easier: (Read more)

Published 04-05-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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You may be able to lower your property taxes; apply by April 18

BOISE, IDAHO — April 3, 2017 — April 18 is the last day this year to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your 2017 property taxes. (Read more)

Published 04-03-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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You may owe use tax on internet, other untaxed purchases

BOISE, IDAHO — March 30, 2017 — If you’re gathering information to file your 2016 Idaho individual income tax return, don’t forget those untaxed purchases you made last year. If you didn’t pay sales tax when you bought the merchandise, you owe a 6 percent use tax if the goods were stored or used in Idaho. 

For example, when you buy goods on the internet, by telephone, or from a mail-order catalog, sellers might not charge sales tax if they’re not Idaho retailers. As the shopper, you’re responsible for paying tax directly to the Idaho State Tax Commission if the goods are shipped to you in Idaho. And if you buy merchandise in a state where no sales tax is charged – such as Oregon or Montana – you owe use tax if you bring the goods into Idaho. (Read more)

Published 03-30-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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