Tax Commission News Release
Make sure local option tax isn’t charged in Nez Perce County
BOISE, IDAHO — Nov. 6, 2014 — The Nez Perce County local option sales tax expired Sept. 30, 2014, after being in place for a decade.
As of Oct. 1, Nez Perce County retailers should have stopped collecting the one-half of one percent (0.5%) local option tax. All money collected through Sept. 30 should be reported and paid on the retailers’ normal reporting schedule.
Retailers should verify that they’re no longer collecting the tax. If they’ve collected tax in error, it’s their responsibility to refund the tax to the customer.
At the same time, buyers should also check their receipts to make sure they’re not paying the local option tax when they make purchases from Nez Perce County retailers.
Any questions about the process can be referred to the Idaho State Tax Commission toll free at (800) 972-7660.
The Nez Perce local option tax was approved by voters in 2004 to pay for property tax relief and to build a new county jail. More than $28.6 million was raised by the tax.