Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission

Tax Commission News Release

Track your tax refund with online graphic

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 14, 2018 — After you’ve filed your Idaho income tax return, you can track your refund online with the help of a graphic. The graphic shows your return’s progress through four stages. To track your refund, go to

To get your refund status, you must provide your Social Security number and the amount of your expected state refund. 

“Our online refund service offers the most up-to-date refund information,” said Renee Eymann, public information officer for the Idaho State Tax Commission. “It’s also the fastest way track your refund,” she added. 

All returns go through identity theft fraud detection and accuracy checks before the Tax Commission issues any refunds. 

Typical Refund Timeframes

E-filers: You can begin tracking your refund about four business days after you receive your acknowledgment email from the Tax Commission. Expect your refund about seven to eight weeks after the acknowledgement.

Paper filers: You can expect to wait three weeks to track your refund status. The Tax Commission must manually enter information from paper returns into its database. Expect your refund about 10-11 weeks after the Tax Commission receives your return.  

Refund Exceptions

First-time filers: It takes about three weeks to enter your account into the Tax Commission’s system. Until that time, any refund update will report your return as “not entered in system.” Add those three weeks to the estimates above to get your refund timeframe.

Received a Tax Commission letter asking for more information: Your refund will be delayed until the Tax Commission gets the requested information. It will then take about six weeks to review your material and finish processing your refund.  

If you don’t have internet access, you can get your refund status by calling the Tax Commission's automated system at (208) 364-7389 in the Boise area or toll-free at (888) 228-5770. 

Visit the “Refund Info” page at to learn more about refunds. 

See image of refund graphic.



Posted 02-14-2018
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