• Free webinar offers tips for filing 2022 income taxes

    January 24, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 24, 2023 — Filing income taxes doesn’t have to be confusing. Get tips for completing your federal and Idaho tax returns at a free webinar presented by the Idaho State Tax Commission and the Taxpayer Advocate Service. The “Tips for Filing 2022 Income Taxes” webinar runs in January, February, and March. […]

  • Retirees: File Form 24 to protect against tax identity theft, get money

    January 18, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho – Jan. 18, 2023 – Ahead of the tax filing season, the Idaho State Tax Commission is giving advice on how to watch out for tax fraud. People who are 65 and older are more likely to be victims of tax identity theft. That’s because fraudsters know that many retirees don’t make enough […]

  • File Idaho income tax returns starting Jan. 23

    January 17, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 17, 2023 — The Idaho State Tax Commission starts processing 2022 Idaho individual income tax returns on Monday, January 23. The Internal Revenue Service begins processing federal returns the same day. Tax season facts: E-filing your return is the safest and easiest way to file. It’s also the quickest way to […]

  • Former DMV employee sentenced for tax fraud

    January 6, 2023

    BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 6, 2023 — A Malad City woman and former employee of the Oneida County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must pay $930 in restitution to the Idaho State Tax Commission after pleading guilty to two counts of willful failure to pay tax. The Oneida County Magistrate Court sentenced Kimberly Wilson in […]

  • Tax Season Hiring Event Jan. 4

    December 30, 2022

    Don’t miss the Idaho State Tax Commission’s Hiring Event on January 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at our Boise office at 11321 W. Chinden Blvd. We’re hiring 50+ temporary Tax Season Processing Clerks: No experience needed – we train Hiring ages – 16 years and above Various shifts and flexible work time Walk-in […]

  • Googling tax advice can get you bad information

    December 30, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho – Dec. 30, 2022 – Ahead of the tax filing season, the Idaho State Tax Commission is giving advice on how to watch out for tax fraud. Many taxpayers use Google, other search engines, or social platforms to find out how they can increase their tax refund. Sites you trust – like YouTube […]

  • College students can protect against dishonest tax return preparers

    December 28, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho – Dec. 28, 2022 – Ahead of the tax filing season, the Idaho State Tax Commission is giving advice on how to watch out for tax fraud. Many college students file tax returns for the first time without any knowledge of income taxes. They can protect against dishonest preparers who promise large refunds […]

  • Coeur d’Alene man ordered to file delinquent tax returns

    December 22, 2022

    Updated Dec. 23, 2022 to reflect a new hearing date. BOISE, Idaho — Dec. 22, 2022 — A Coeur d’Alene man missed a court-ordered deadline to file four years of delinquent Idaho income tax returns. As a result, the First District Court has scheduled a sanctions hearing against him on February 15, 2023. The court […]

  • Tax Commission website gets new look, enhanced features

    December 14, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — Dec. 14, 2022 — The Idaho State Tax Commission has redesigned its website, tax.idaho.gov, to make it easier for taxpayers to use. In addition to a new look, the site has a mobile-first design, so it works well with mobile devices as well as desktop computers. Other enhancements include a robust search […]

  • Economic Estimates Commission meets Dec. 12 and 15

    December 6, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — Dec. 6, 2022 — Idaho’s Economic Estimates Commission (EEC) is holding its annual public meetings December 12 and 15 to estimate total personal income for the coming fiscal year. The EEC shares this value with the Governor and Legislature so they can set spending limits. On December 12, financial leaders and economists from […]

  • New website launching soon

    December 6, 2022

    Our website has been undergoing a makeover, and its improved self is ready to debut on December 14. In addition to a fresh look, improvements to the website include a mobile-first design so it works as well on mobile devices as on computers, a robust search, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) […]

  • TAP update

    December 2, 2022

    The Idaho State Tax Commission encourages all TAP users to help keep your account and tax information safe by setting a strong, unique password that isn’t used for any other accounts. Your TAP password should be: At least 10 characters (more is better, try using a phrase) A mix of letters (lower and upper), numbers, […]

  • Charity tax credit available even if you don’t itemize

    November 16, 2022

    As 2022 draws to a close, don’t forget that you can take a credit on your Idaho income tax return for monetary contributions to certain Idaho charitable organizations. You can take this credit even if you don’t itemize. The credit applies to contributions to the organizations below. Contributions are reduced by the value of anything you received in […]

  • Idaho grants tax relief to victims of Hurricane Ian

    October 20, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — Oct. 20, 2022 — The Idaho State Tax Commission is extending the deadlines to file and pay taxes for victims of Hurricane Ian. Affected taxpayers will have until February 15, 2023, to file returns and pay taxes that were originally due during the following periods: For victims in Florida, the relief postpones tax deadlines […]

  • Track your Special Session tax rebate at tax.idaho.gov

    October 4, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — Oct. 4, 2022 — Idahoans who qualify for the 2022 Special Session rebate can now track their payment online at tax.idaho.gov/rebate. To get the status of their rebate, they’ll need their Social Security number and either their Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number, or their 2021 income tax return. Governor Brad Little and the […]

  • Extended deadline nears for filing income tax returns

    September 27, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — Sept. 27, 2022 — Time’s running out to file your 2021 Idaho income tax return. The Idaho State Tax Commission says taxpayers who qualified for an automatic extension to file must send in their return and full payment by October 17. “We expect to receive about 36,000 individual income tax returns in October,” […]

  • New Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for Real Property Contractors

    September 1, 2022

    Form ST-103C, a new sales tax exemption certificate for real property contractors, is available on tax.idaho.gov. Contractors who improve real property should use the new form instead of Form ST-101. You can find the Form ST-103C on the Sales/Use Tax page under “Forms, instructions, and other documents.”

  • Withholding tables updated for 2022

    July 6, 2022

    Employers and payroll providers: We’ve updated the income tax withholding tables for 2022 due to a law change that lowered the tax rates and decreased the number of tax brackets from five to four. This includes updating the Idaho Child Tax Credit Allowance Table to reflect the lower tax rates. You don’t need to adjust withholding […]

  • Summer 2022 Tax Update now available

    June 30, 2022

    Read the Summer 2022 Tax Update, our newsletter for the business community. This edition features articles about new tax laws, the tax rebate, beer and wine returns on TAP, and how sales tax applies to labor and propane.

  • Property tax scam targets Idaho homeowners

    June 28, 2022

    Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission are warning Idahoans about a scam targeting Idaho homeowners. Individuals have reported receiving a flyer in the mail about Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program. The flyer looks official and implies that it’s from the Idaho State Tax Commission or another government entity. It is not. The […]

  • Estimate your property taxes at tax.idaho.gov

    June 15, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — June 15, 2022 — Want to know what your property tax bill might be this year? Residents in 38 Idaho counties can estimate their 2022 property taxes by using a calculator on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov. The calculator is available through a link in the “Quick Picks” section of the home page. […]

  • Changes made to Form 1754

    June 7, 2022

    Account Holders Filing Form 1754: We’ve revised Form 1754, Distributors, Wholesalers, Wineries, Direct Shippers, and Strong Beer Breweries Tax Return. You’ll see the following changes as of the July 2022 return period: We’ve renamed the return as Distributors, Wholesalers, Wineries, Direct Shippers, and Brewers of Beer Over 5% Alcohol by Volume Tax Return. We’re also replacing the term […]

  • State government job fair June 8

    June 2, 2022

    Want a job where you can make a difference? The State of Idaho is holding a free job fair on June 8 at its campus at 11321 W. Chinden Blvd. between Five Mile and Cloverdale. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes representatives from 19 state agencies. The state is hiring […]

  • Rules meetings on Thursday, April 28

    April 27, 2022

    You’re invited to our rules meetings for income tax and beer and wine taxes on April 28. We’re reviewing these tax rules as part of the state’s Zero-Based Regulation, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. The income tax meeting is at 10 a.m. MDT. The meeting for beer and wine taxes is at 1 p.m. MDT. Here’s how […]

  • Track your tax rebate at tax.idaho.gov

    April 19, 2022

    Idahoans who qualify for the 2022 tax rebate can track their payment online at tax.idaho.gov/rebate. To get the status of their rebate, they’ll need their Social Security number and either their Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number, or their 2021 income tax return. The rebate tool is available 24 hours a day and is the fastest […]

  • Fuels tax holidays and Idaho-based IFTA carriers

    April 15, 2022

    IFTA Carriers:  Read our instructions on how to calculate miles per gallon on your IFTA returns during the fuel tax holidays for Maryland, Georgia, and Connecticut. The instructions are also available on the Fuels Tax Hub section.

  • Need an extension to file your Idaho income tax return?

    April 14, 2022

    Can’t file your 2021 Idaho income tax return by the April 18 deadline? Pay enough of your total tax due by April 18, and you can get an automatic six-month extension. To qualify, you need to pay one of the following: 80% of the estimated tax you owe for 2021 100% of the total tax […]

  • Tax Commission offers curbside service in Boise April 18

    April 13, 2022

    Last-minute tax filers in the Boise area can drop off their state income tax returns without getting out of the car at the Idaho State Tax Commission’s annual curbside service. It’s coming up on Monday, April 18—the day income taxes are due. Tax Commission employees will be outside the Boise office with bins to accept […]

  • Tax Commission extends April 18 hours in eastern Idaho offices

    April 12, 2022

    The Idaho State Tax Commission will extend office hours in its eastern Idaho offices on Monday, April 18 – the day income tax returns are due. The Idaho Falls and Pocatello offices will open at 8 a.m. and stay open until 5 p.m. instead of the regular hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    The Idaho Falls office is at 150 Shoup Ave., Suite 16. The Pocatello office is at 1111 N. 8th Ave.

  • Tax Commission open regular hours in Twin Falls on April 18

    April 12, 2022

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho — April 12, 2022 — The Idaho State Tax Commission’s Twin Falls office will be open on Monday, April 18 – the day income tax returns are due. The office is at 440 Falls Ave. April 18 hours for the customer-service counter are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the office to drop […]

  • Tax Commission opens Lewiston office on April 15 and 18

    April 12, 2022

    LEWISTON, Idaho — April 12, 2022 — The Idaho State Tax Commission will open its Lewiston office to the public on Friday, April 15, and again on Monday, April 18 – the day income tax returns are due. The office at 1118 F St. in Lewiston normally is open only on the 20th of each month. […]

  • Tax Commission open regular hours in Coeur d’Alene on April 15 and 18

    April 12, 2022

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — April 12, 2022 — The Idaho State Tax Commission’s Coeur d’Alene office will be open on Friday, April 15, and again on Monday, April 18 – the day income taxes are due. The office at 1910 Northwest Blvd., Suite 100 in Coeur d’Alene normally isn’t open on Fridays. Hours on April 15 […]

  • Time’s running out to apply for property tax relief

    April 7, 2022

    Monday, April 18, is the last day for certain homeowners and veterans with disabilities to apply for relief from their 2021 property taxes. They must submit completed applications to county assessors by that date. Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction Program  This program reduces property taxes by as much as $1,500 on an eligible homeowner’s primary Idaho […]

  • Five tips for filing Idaho taxes

    April 6, 2022

    BOISE, Idaho — April 6, 2022 — As the April 18 deadline for filing income tax returns approaches, the Idaho State Tax Commission is offering five tips to make the process smoother: E-file your return Filing your return electronically has many benefits that include: The software helps with the math. You get a confirmation email. Your […]

  • Some taxpayers must provide more info to get refunds

    March 30, 2022

    Are you expecting a refund after filing your 2021 tax return? There may be one more step to take before you can get a refund. The Idaho State Tax Commission might send a letter asking you to provide missing or extra information that supports your tax return. “These letters help confirm that your tax return […]

  • Farmers markets, events sellers reminded to collect and pay sales tax

    March 23, 2022

    Farmers markets are gearing up for spring and summer. Before you start selling your products at any event, be sure you have the correct registration and permits to collect and pay Idaho sales tax. The Idaho State Tax Commission provides sales tax guidelines and instructions at tax.idaho.gov/salesusehub. To determine if you need a regular seller’s permit […]

  • Respond to identity verification letters to protect tax refunds

    March 16, 2022

    Last year the Idaho State Tax Commission sent over 22,000 identity verification letters and stopped more than $3.4 million in tax refunds from going to fraudsters. This year, the Tax Commission continues its fraud detection reviews that include sending letters asking income tax filers to validate their identity or confirm that they’ve filed their return. […]

  • Instruction changes for 2021 income tax returns

    March 11, 2022

    Recent laws have changed some 2021 income tax instructions. The changes include: Raising the qualifying age for the Idaho child tax credit Increasing the expenses allowed for the child/dependent care deduction Changes in reporting the charitable deduction for taxpayers taking the standard deduction A subtraction for taxpayers with qualified disaster loss A new way for […]

  • Tax rebates coming later this month

    March 10, 2022

    Ready for your tax rebate? The Idaho State Tax Commission starts issuing 2022 rebates in late March. The rebates automatically go to people who were full-year Idaho residents for 2020 and 2021 and who filed income tax returns for those years. This includes those who filed grocery-credit refund returns. The rebate amount is either $75 […]

  • Property tax benefit available for qualifying veterans with disabilities

    March 9, 2022

    Some Idaho veterans with disabilities are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,500 on their Idaho residence and up to one acre of land. Veterans might qualify for a property tax benefit in 2022 if both of these apply: They’re recognized as a 100% service-connected disabled veteran or receive […]

  • Businesses can e-file state, federal income taxes together

    March 3, 2022

    Businesses wanting to prepare and e-file both their federal and state income tax returns should visit the Idaho State Tax Commission website, tax.idaho.gov. The Tax Commission’s Business income tax e-file providers page links to authorized software providers that offer electronic filing for corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries. Software providers’ fees and services vary. Businesses should compare the […]

  • Want your property taxes reduced in 2022? See if you qualify

    February 24, 2022

    ou might qualify for some property tax relief. Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program reduces property taxes on an eligible homeowner’s primary Idaho residence and up to one acre of land by as much as $1,500. The Tax Commission administers the program, but you apply through your county assessor’s office. You can get an application for property tax […]

  • Track your tax refund online anytime

    February 22, 2022

    After you’ve filed your Idaho income tax return, track your refund online at tax.idaho.gov/refund for the most up-to-date information. You’ll need to provide your Social Security number and the refund amount you expect. “It takes less than 30 seconds to get a refund update,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said. “Our online service is the fastest, easiest way […]

  • More Idahoans might qualify for property tax deferral in 2022

    February 10, 2022

    More Idahoans might qualify to have their property taxes deferred under a state law changed in 2021. The law increased income limits and expanded who can apply for Idaho’s Property Tax Deferral program. The program lets taxpayers postpone paying taxes on their home and up to an acre of land. The taxes and interest must eventually be […]

  • Get a faster tax refund with these tips

    February 8, 2022

    As you prepare to file your 2021 Idaho income tax return, the Idaho State Tax Commission offers the following tips to help you get your refund faster. Make sure you’ve received all your W-2s or other required information before filing your return. You can file an amended return to add this missing information, but not […]

  • Thousands eligible for free e-file

    February 3, 2022

    Many Idahoans are aware they can e-file their tax returns, but few know it might be free. The Idaho State Tax Commission is encouraging taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $73,000 a year or less to visit tax.idaho.gov/freefile. This page details companies offering free online filing and preparation of both federal and Idaho individual income […]

  • Idaho taxpayers can claim some 2021 charitable contributions without itemizing

    January 27, 2022

    Idaho taxpayers can deduct some 2021 charitable contributions on their income taxes even if they use the standard deduction and don’t itemize. They can claim cash contributions to qualifying organizations of up to $600 if they’re married filing jointly, and $300 if they’re single or married filing separately. In 2020, the deduction was also available […]

  • Wasden and Idaho Tax Commission issue joint alert over tax scam targeting Idahoans

    January 20, 2022

    Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho State Tax Commission are warning Idahoans about a scam targeting taxpayers. Individuals have reported receiving threatening letters from the so-called “Tax Processing Center” or “Tax Processing Unit,” claiming the State of Idaho will seize individuals’ property and garnish their wages for unpaid taxes. The letters are the latest […]

  • File Idaho income tax returns starting Jan. 24

    January 19, 2022

    The Idaho State Tax Commission starts processing 2021 Idaho individual income tax returns on Monday, January 24. The Internal Revenue Service begins processing federal returns the same day. E-filing your return is the safest and easiest way to file. It’s also the quickest way to receive a refund. Using direct deposit for your refund gets the […]

  • Employers can e-file 967 forms today

    January 14, 2022

    The deadline for filing the Form 967, Idaho Annual Withholding Report is January 31. Employers can file online today by logging into their Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) account to file Form 967 and W-2s. This is the fastest way to submit the information. The Tax Commission is also mailing hard copies of the report to employers. The copies should […]

  • Free webinar offers tips for filing 2021 income taxes

    January 12, 2022

    Filing income taxes doesn’t have to be confusing. Get tips for completing your federal and Idaho tax returns at a free webinar presented by the Idaho State Tax Commission and the federal Taxpayer Advocate Service. The “Tips for Filing Income Taxes” webinar runs in January and February. Attend the session on Wednesday, January 19, 9 a.m. […]

  • 2022 W-4 available; review your withholding now

    January 6, 2022

    The Idaho  Form ID W-4 for 2022 is now available on our website at tax.idaho.gov/w4. Make sure you have the right amount of income taxes withheld from your paycheck. Review your W-4 withholding at least once a year or more often to account for changes in your life. Some life changes include: Getting married, divorced, or having […]

  • 2021 income tax forms now available

    January 4, 2022

    Get a head start on your tax preparations by checking out the individual and business Idaho income tax forms for 2021 that are now available on our website. The forms are fillable PDFs.

  • More SALT guidance

    December 20, 2021

    Governor Little signed House Bill 317 into law on April 15, 2021. This new law allows certain pass-through entities to annually elect and pay an elective tax in the amount of 6.5% of the pro-rata or distributive share of the entity’s partners, shareholders, or members. The partners, shareholders, and members then receive a tax credit […]

  • UPDATED: SALT workaround payment due Dec. 31, 2021

    December 15, 2021

    According IRS Notice 2020-75, pass-through entities that want to deduct the state and local tax (SALT) payment from their 2021 income on their federal tax return need to send the payment to the Idaho State Tax Commission by December 31, 2021. To pay online, use the Tax Commission’s Quick Pay option at tax.idaho.gov/quickpay using “business income tax” as […]

  • Sales tax and holiday lights

    December 14, 2021

    The Idaho State Tax Commission has received numerous questions from consumers and decorating businesses about sales tax and how it applies to holiday lights. There are generally four types of transactions performed by decorating businesses that put up holiday lights. Three are taxable, one is not taxable: Taxable Sales and rentals of tangible personal property. […]