Tax Commission News Release
600,000 Idahoans may be able to e-file for free
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 17, 2021 — Visit the Idaho State Tax Commission website, tax.idaho.gov, to connect with companies offering free online filing and preparation of both federal and state individual income tax returns for many taxpayers.
Just click on the “Free income tax e-file” link under the “Quick Picks” section.
“If your adjusted gross income is $72,000 a year or less, you probably can prepare and e-file your returns for free,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said. “Last year nearly 600,000 Idaho taxpayers could have qualified to e-file for free, but only about 78,000 of them took advantage of the free-file option.”
Companies listed on the Tax Commission’s free e-file page, tax.idaho.gov/freefile, offer different levels of service. Look carefully at each provider to see which free-filing offers you qualify for, and be sure to use the links on the page so you don’t have to pay to file. You must use the same provider to e-file both your federal and state returns.
Electronic filing is a fast, easy way to file your taxes. The program does the math for you, and you get a quicker refund than if you file by paper.
The Tax Commission works with the IRS and software developers to provide the free online filing service.
For more information, call the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660.
Note: The Tax Commission’s Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) service doesn’t offer the free income tax e-file option. TAP provides e-filing only for permit-based returns.
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