Idaho Taxes

Idaho Personal Income Tax

According to the Idaho tax guide, the state collects income tax from its residents depending on which brackets the income falls in.  There are 8 income tax brackets.
For single citizens of Idaho and married citizens who are filing returns separately, the following rates hold good:

  • 1.6 percent on the first $1,316 of taxable income
  • 3.6 percent on taxable income of 1,317 and above but below $2,632 
  • 4.1 percent on taxable income of $2,632 and above and below $3,948
  • 5.1 percent on taxable income of $3,948 and above and below $5,264 
  • 6.1 percent on taxable income of $5,264 and above and below $6,580 
  • 7.1 percent on taxable income of $6,580 and above and below $9,870 
  • 7.4 percent on taxable income of $9,870 and above and below  $26,320 
  • 7.8 percent on taxable income of $26,320 and above 

In the case of married inhabitants filing joint returns, same rates apply but the income brackets doubles.  For instance, 1.6 percent tax has to be paid not on $1,316 but on $2,632.
The income brackets change every year based on the consumer price index level.

According to the Idaho tax guide, the due date for filing returns is April 15.  If this date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the next business day is the due date.

Certain incomes are exempt from tax for instance income from social security.  Retired military persons also get partial exemptions on the benefits they receive.

Since groceries are charged sales tax, tax credit can be claimed by Idaho residents.  The claim amount varies with the income and age of the taxpayer.  Credits can also be claimed for taxes paid elsewhere in the U.S and donations made to specific entities.

Idaho Sales Tax

According to the Idaho tax guide, sales tax is levied at 6 percent.

This tax applies to sale of products as well as services. Certain items like prescription drugs are not taxed.

Some counties charge additional tax on sales.  If sales tax hasn’t been paid when the product was purchased, the buyer may have to pay tax.  This is paid not to the seller, but directly to the government, either with the income tax return or to the Tax Commission.

Idaho Personal and Real Property Tax

People who own homes, offices, land and other real estate and other personal property like plant and machinery, office equipment and furniture have to pay tax on that property.  This tax is paid in 2 equal installments. One has to be paid by December 20 and the other by June 20.  For homes which are the primary residence of taxpayers, there are exemptions.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

Idaho has no inheritance tax.  There is no estate tax either.  But federal rules for estate tax apply.

Idaho citizens can pay their taxes and also check their refund status online.

Where to Mail FEDERAL IRS Tax Forms within Idaho:

IRS Form If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment, use this address: If you ARE enclosing payment, use this address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA  93888-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501