Idaho State Tax Commission

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Tax Commission News Release

Track your tax refund online

BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 13, 2014 — If you want to know the status of your Idaho income tax refund, go to the Idaho State Tax Commission website at, and click on the "Where's my refund?" link on the home page.

You can also get a refund update by calling the Tax Commission's automated phone number at 364-7389 in the Boise area or toll free at (888) 228-5770.

Both refund services are available 24 hours a day. To get your refund status, you must provide your Social Security number and the amount of your expected refund.

“All returns go through accuracy checks and a fraud review before we issue any refunds, to ensure the refunds are issued to the people who are supposed to receive them,” said Doreen Warren, Revenue Operations administrator for the Tax Commission. She added, “These reviews have been very effective—last year we identified 574 confirmed fraudulent returns and stopped $600,000 from being paid to those who weren’t entitled to the refund.”

When you file your taxes online, you can usually begin tracking your refund three to five business days after you receive your acknowledgment email from the Tax Commission. The refund should arrive within seven weeks of the email you get from the state.

If you file a paper return, you can expect to wait three weeks to track your refund status. The refund should arrive in up to 10 weeks.

For more information about Idaho taxes, visit You can also get answers to your basic tax questions by calling the Tax Commission at 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660.

Posted 02-13-2014

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