Idaho State Tax Commission

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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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Decisions posted to the website in March 2017

The following decisions were posted to the website in March 2017. 

These decisions were issued in November 2016.


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Sales

Published 03-29-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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Some taxpayers must provide more info to get their refunds

BOISE, IDAHO — March 28, 2017 — After you’ve filed your state income tax return, you may receive a letter from the Idaho State Tax Commission asking for more information. If you receive a letter, please respond quickly so the Tax Commission can review your information and get your refund to you as soon as possible. (Read more)

Published 03-28-2017 | Permanent link to this news item
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