Seniors and Retirees
This guide lists some resources that can be useful to Idaho senior citizens and retirees.
- Idaho residents must pay tax on their total income, including income earned in another state or country.
- Part-year residents must pay tax on all income they receive while living in Idaho, plus any income they receive from Idaho sources while living outside of Idaho.
- Nonresidents pay tax only on income from Idaho sources.
Social Security benefits
These are exempt from Idaho income tax.
Exemptions exist for some federal, state and local pensions as well as certain Canadian OAS, QPP and CPP benefits. Find specific information relating to any retirement benefits you're receiving in the Instructions – Individual Income Tax. Use the instructions for the appropriate year.
Idaho's college savings program, can help you plan and save to pay for a family member's higher education while lowering the Idaho income tax you owe. Learn more about this college savings program.
Make sure you're not surprised by a tax bill.
Our Income Tax Hub page lists all our income tax resources.
Estates and taxes
Idaho has no gift tax or inheritance tax, and its estate tax expired in 2004.
Tax identity theft
We have several resources to help you protect your identity.
Our Identity Theft page lists what to do about your taxes if you think you've been targeted.
The Property Tax Hub page lists information about this topic, including: