Tax Commission News Release
Idaho taxpayer rights spelled out in new brochure
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 3, 2015 — Did you know you have the right to ask the Idaho State Tax Commission to cancel penalties if you can show reasonable cause for not complying with the law? Did you know you have the right to request a refund for up to three years after the due date of a tax return? These rights and others are outlined in a new Idaho Taxpayer Rights brochure published by the Tax Commission.
The brochure describes the rights taxpayers have when dealing with the Tax Commission and incorporates rights listed in different sections of Idaho law, as well as those in Tax Commission rules and policies.
“We’ve created a document that provides a central place taxpayers can go to find their rights rather than having to search through multiple sources to locate them,” said Randy Tilley, Audit Division administrator for the Tax Commission.
“Many of the rights come from the Idaho Taxpayer Bill of Rights. These statutes mix Tax Commission responsibilities with taxpayer rights and may be difficult to interpret,” Tilley said. “The brochure identifies those rights from the Idaho Taxpayer Bill of Rights and makes them more understandable,” Tilley added.
“We recognize that the tax code puts a lot of responsibility on taxpayers. Our hope is that this brochure helps all taxpayers understand they also have rights when dealing with the Tax Commission,” said Tilley.