Coronavirus and Idaho Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus pandemic and Idaho taxes. If your question isn't addressed below, please assume business as usual or contact the Tax Commission. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.
Have you extended the deadlines for any taxes due in 2021?
Yes. The Tax Commission has extended the 2020 Idaho income tax filing and payment deadlines from April 15, 2021, to May 17,2021, to match the extended federal deadline.
Idaho's extension applies to all taxpayers subject to Idaho's individual income tax (i.e., individuals, trusts, and estates), regardless of the amount owed. Penalty and interest won't apply if taxpayers file their return and pay the income tax they owe by May 17.
The Tax Commission also extended the deadline to apply for property tax relief programs from April 15 to May 17. The programs include:
- Property Tax Reduction (circuit breaker)
- Property Tax Deferral
- 100% Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Benefit
Is the pandemic delaying income tax refunds?
At this time, we don't see any delay in processing refunds. We've issued most refunds within the expected timeframes. While many refunds can be processed sooner — especially on e-filed returns — some can take up to 11 weeks, especially if the return is incomplete and we need to contact taxpayers for clarification.
When will I get my stimulus payment?
The federal government is issuing stimulus payments, not the State of Idaho. The IRS has information on its website about when you'll get your payment. Visit irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.
I'm working with a tax auditor. What's the best way to stay in touch?
Please contact the auditor by phone or email.
I have a payment plan with you. How do I stay in touch?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need to make changes to your plan.
- rebound.idaho.gov — Learn about the state's plan for economic recovery and the stages to reopen Idaho.
- coronavirus.idaho.gov — Get information on the coronavirus in Idaho.
- irs.gov/coronavirus — Get information on the coronavirus and federal taxes, including the status of your federal stimulus payment.