Tax Commission News Release
Oct. 15 deadline nears for taxpayers with filing extensions
BOISE, IDAHO — Oct. 1, 2018 — Time is running out to file 2017 Idaho state income tax returns. The Idaho State Tax Commission says taxpayers who qualified for an automatic extension to file must send in their return and full payment by Oct. 15.
Idaho law allows taxpayers with an extension to avoid a penalty for late filing. But you’ll owe 3-percent interest on any tax that was due and not paid by April 17.
You can file returns electronically, and you may qualify to file online for free. Visit tax.idaho.gov/freefile to learn more. You also can pay your taxes electronically through tax.idaho.gov/epay. Use the free Quick Pay option to make a payment without creating an account.
“We expect to receive about 27,000 individual income tax returns in October,” Tax Commission Chairman Ken Roberts said.
Taxpayers who are victims of Hurricane Florence have until Jan. 31, 2019, to file their returns if they have a filing extension. They can find more information at tax.idaho.gov.
If you need tax help:
- Call (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 972-7660
- Visit a Tax Commission office
- Visit tax.idaho.gov
Adjust your paycheck withholding
The Tax Commission urges you to review your federal W-4 after you’ve filed your 2017 tax return to ensure that you’re withholding enough 2018 state and federal income taxes from your paycheck.
With significant changes to state and federal tax laws, you could be among many taxpayers who are having too little money withheld from your paychecks to cover the taxes you’ll owe for this year. Visit tax.idaho.gov/w4 to learn more.
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