Tax Commission News Release
Many taxpayers can get free income tax help
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 8, 2018 — Senior citizens and people with low and moderate incomes can find free help to prepare their income tax returns. The help is available at tax preparation sites throughout Idaho. To find the site closest to you, visit the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov. Click on the “Free Income Tax Help” link under the “Quick Picks” section. The sites are listed by county.
The free tax help is meant for taxpayers with simple federal and Idaho tax returns. This includes those submitting a state return only to get a grocery credit refund and those filing a federal return only to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. People who have complicated returns should get help from a professional preparer.
All of the sites offer electronic filing for faster refunds. Some offer help in Spanish. The Tax Commission recommends that you check the free tax help list the day you want to visit a site as the list can change.
When visiting a site, please bring:
- Your photo ID and Social Security card
- Any W-2s and 1099s
- A copy of last year’s state and federal returns
- Other important documents needed to file a return
If you don’t have internet access, find a site by calling the Idaho CareLine at 2-1-1 or (800) 926-2588. You can also call AARP’s automated system at (888) 227-7669. If you have tax questions, call the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 972-7660.
The free tax help sites are sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation.
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