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Track your tax refund online anytime

Tuesday February 22, 2022

After you’ve filed your Idaho income tax return, track your refund online at 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 to track your refund status.”

To learn more about the service, watch the “ Where’s my refund?” video on the Tax Commission’s home page at

If you e-filed, you can start tracking your refund about four business days after getting word from your e-file provider that the Tax Commission received your return.

If you filed a paper return, plan to wait three weeks to start tracking your refund. That gives the Tax Commission time to manually enter your information into its database.

If you don’t have internet access, you can get your refund status by calling the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660.

Typical Refund Timeframes

All returns go through fraud-detection reviews and accuracy checks before the Tax Commission issues any refunds.

E-filers: Expect your refund about seven to eight weeks after receiving acknowledgement that the Tax Commission has your return.

Paper filers: Expect your refund about 10-11 weeks after the Tax Commission receives your return.

Refund Exceptions

First-time filers: It takes about three weeks to enter new filers into the Tax Commission system. Until then, the online service will report your return as “not entered in system.” Add those three weeks to the estimates above to determine your refund timeframe.

If you get a letter asking for more information: Your refund will be delayed until the Tax Commission gets the requested information. It then will take about six more weeks to finish the process.

Visit to check your refund status, get tax forms, make payments, and find tax help. You also can get help by calling (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll free at (800) 972-7660.

The deadline to file 2021 income taxes is Monday, April 18.