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Tax Commission News Release

Pocatello contractor ordered to file income tax returns

BOISE, IDAHO — Jan. 4, 2012 — Sixth District Judge Robert C. Naftz has ordered a Pocatello contractor to file income tax returns for five years in which his reported income totaled more than $240,000, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission.

Joseph M. Reed has until Jan. 27 to file the returns to comply with the judge’s order.  Court records show that Reed, a self-employed carpet layer, had income of $62,215 in 2005; $53,792 in 2006; $51,396 in 2007; $45,518 in 2008; and $27,689 in 2009.

“This is a bad way for anyone to start the new year,” said Tax Commissioner David Langhorst.  “But,” he said, “maybe it will prompt others in the same boat to make a resolution to file their tax returns as the law requires.”

“Voluntary filing is better than enforcement action, both for us and for taxpayers,” Langhorst added.

Anyone who is behind in filing Idaho tax returns can learn how to catch up by visiting the Tax Commission’s website at and clicking on “Forgot to File?” in the “Quick Picks” section.

Those who want more information can call Taxpayer Services at 334-7660 in the Boise area or (800) 972-7660 toll free.

Posted 01-04-2012

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