Filing and Paying in TAP

Filing and paying in TAP are two of the most common tasks people do in TAP. See TAP: Introduction and Registering for the types of taxes you can file and pay in TAP. 

Need help using TAP?

  • If you see a red asterisk (*) next to a blank field, fill in that field because it’s required.
  • If a field turns red, hover over it to see the error and correct it.
  • See the Tech Problems with TAP guide for common issues.
  • Contact us at (208) 334-7660 for help registering, filing a return, or making a payment.
  • Call the E-file Help Desk at (208) 332-6632 for help with passwords, authorization codes, or uploading files.

Filing a return in TAP

A return is on time if you submit it by 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time (MT) on the due date. You can file up to 90 days before the due date.

Learn more about filing requirements for different tax types by reading the guides for all the tax types we work with. You can’t file an income tax return in TAP.

To file a return in TAP

  1. On the TAP home page, click the Summary tab.
  2. Find the tax type you want to file for and click Returns to the right.
  3. Locate the Period you want to file for and click File Now.
  4. Enter your return information and click Submit.
  5. Review your information. If everything’s correct, click OK. You should see a confirmation screen.
    To print a copy of the confirmation screen, click Printable View on that screen.
  6. To make a payment for this return period, click Make a Payment in the lower-right corner of the confirmation screen. Then, go to step 3 in “Making a payment in TAP,” below.

If you don’t see the confirmation screen, we didn’t receive your return. Check for errors and resubmit your return. You also can check your submissions, see the Changes and History guide.

Making a payment in TAP

A payment is on time if you submit it by 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time (MT) on the due date. You can make multiple payments in TAP, even for the same tax type and period.

To make a payment in TAP

  1. On the TAP home page, click the Summary tab.
  2. Locate the tax type you want to make a payment for and click Make a Payment to the right.
  3. Choose a payment source in one of these ways.
    • Under Payment Channel, select a saved channel (bank account).
    • Click New to enter your bank account information. Optionally, you can save this bank account as a payment channel for future use.
  4. Enter or check your information.
    • Choose a Payment Type. The two most common ones are Return and Period. Choose Return to pay with a particular return. Choose Period to pay off a balance.
    • Enter the Payment Period.
    • Select a Payment Date.
    • Enter or check that the Amount is correct.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Review the information. If everything’s correct, click OK to authorize your payment.

You’ll see a confirmation screen. Click Printable View to print a copy of the confirmation. You’ll also receive an email confirmation after the software begins processing your payment.

If you don’t see the confirmation screen, we didn’t receive your payment. Check for errors and resubmit your payment. You can also check your submissions, see the Changes and History guide.