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Half a million Idahoans may e-file taxes for free

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 07:41:18-05

BOISE, Idaho — Visit the Idaho State Tax Commission website to connect with companies offering free online filing of both federal and state individual income tax returns for many taxpayers.

“If your adjusted gross income is $69,000 a year or less, you probably can e-file your returns for free,” Tax Commission Chairman Tom Harris said. “Last year nearly 500,000 Idaho taxpayers could have qualified to e-file for free, but only about 14,000 of them took advantage of the free-file option.”

Companies listed on the Tax Commission’s free e-file page offer different levels of service. Look carefully at each provider to see which free-filing offers you qualify for, and be sure to use the links on the page so you don’t have to pay to file. You must use the same provider to e-file both your federal and state returns.

Electronic filing is a fast, easy way to file your taxes. The program does the math for you, and you get a quicker refund than if you file by 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.