Thousands of people eligible for the free electronic file

Tax Commission press release

BOISE, IDAHO — February 03, 2022 — Many Idahoans know they can file their taxes electronically, but few know it could be free. The Idaho State Tax Commission encourages taxpayers with adjusted gross income of $73,000 per year or less to visit tax.idaho.gov/freefile. This page details companies offering free online filing and preparation of federal and Idaho personal income tax returns.

“Of the more than 900,000 returns we processed last year, nearly 625,000 Idaho taxpayers could have qualified for e-filing for free. But only about 82,000 of them took advantage of the free filing option,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said. “Although the number of people using the service has increased over the past few years, we would like to see more people using it to save money.”

Taxpayers should look carefully at the free file page to see what offers they are eligible for and be sure to use the links on the page, so they don’t have to pay. They must use the same provider to file federal and state returns online.

The electronic declaration is a simple and fast way to declare your taxes. The software does the math for taxpayers, and they get a refund faster than if they filed their return on paper.

The Tax Commission works with the IRS and software developers to provide the free online filing service.

For more information, call the Tax Commission at (208) 334-7660 in the Boise area or toll-free at (800) 972-7660.

Visit tax.idaho.gov to check your refund status, get tax forms, make payments, and find tax help. You can also get help by calling the Tax Commission.

The deadline for filing 2021 tax returns is Monday, April 18.

Published on 02-03-2022
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