Tax Commission News Release
Missed last week’s income tax deadline? Here’s what to do
BOISE, IDAHO — April 26, 2018 — Even if you don’t owe income taxes, you’re still required by law to file an individual income tax return if you meet Idaho’s filing requirements. Visit the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov to see if you’re required to file.
If you need to file:
- File online for free through the website (if you qualify).
- See if you’re entitled to a refund or tax credit even if you aren’t required to file. This could be the case if taxes were withheld from your wages or if you qualify for a grocery tax credit refund. (Learn more about the Idaho Grocery Credit online.)
If you need to pay:
- Pay online through the E-Pay page. The free Quick Pay service lets you make an online payment without creating an account.
- Pay by check. If you file a paper return, include the check with your return. If you e-filed, pay by check using the Form ID-40V, Idaho Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher.
- Estimate how much penalty and interest you owe with the online Penalty & Interest Estimator. You may be charged a penalty for filing after the due date (if you don’t qualify for an automatic extension), and you may be charged interest on any amount you owe. Filing as soon as possible will keep this penalty and interest to a minimum.
- Can’t pay? You may qualify for a payment plan. To qualify for extended monthly payments, you must be up-to-date on filing all other tax returns and payments and must avoid any further tax debts. Once you receive your tax bill, you can request a payment plan online through Taxpayer Access Point (TAP). You’ll need to provide your financial information.
If you enter into a plan to pay your individual income tax debt in six months, a lien won’t be filed on your property if you contact the Tax Commission before the lien is filed. Payment plans for more than six months require a tax lien to protect the state’s interest.
For more information on filing returns and paying taxes:
- Visit tax.idaho.gov
- Call the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 972-7660
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