Tax Commission News Release
Missed last week’s income tax deadline? Here’s what to do
BOISE, IDAHO — April 23, 2014 — 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 to see if you’re required to file.
If you still need to file:
- File online for free through our website.
- 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 on our website.)
If you need to pay:
- Watch a Tax Commission YouTube video to be sure you get the credit for tax payments you make.
- Calculate any penalty and interest you may owe. 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 an Idaho 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, contact us about setting up a plan. We’ll ask you to complete a Form 40PA/FS (Idaho Payment Agreement Request and Financial Statement), and we may ask you to complete a comprehensive financial statement.
If you enter into a plan to pay your debt in six months, we won’t file a tax lien on your property if you contact us before the lien is filed. Income tax payment plans that extend beyond six months will require that a tax lien be filed to protect the state’s interest.
For more information on filing and paying taxes, call the Tax Commission at 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660 toll free.