Tax Commission News Release
Track your tax refund online
BOISE, IDAHO — Feb. 27, 2013 — If you want to know the status of your Idaho income tax refund, go to the Idaho State Tax Commission website at tax.idaho.gov. and click on "Where's my refund?" at the top of the home page.
You can also get a refund update by calling the Tax Commission's toll-free automated phone number at (888) 228-5770 or 364-7389 in the Boise area.
Both refund services are available 24 hours a day. To get your refund status, you must provide your Social Security number and the amount of your expected refund.
“All returns go through automated reviews before we issue any refunds,” said Doreen Warren, Revenue Operations administrator for the Tax Commission. She added, “We’ve implemented these extra checks to
make sure the correct refunds are issued. These reviews have proven to be very effective--last year we identified 138 confirmed fraudulent returns and stopped fraudulent refund requests of more than $660,000.”
When you file your taxes online, you can usually begin tracking your refund three to five business days after you receive your acknowledgment email from the Tax Commission. The refund should arrive within seven weeks of the email you get from the state.
If you file a paper return, you can expect to wait three weeks to track your refund status. The refund should arrive in up to 10 weeks.
For more information about Idaho taxes, visit tax.idaho.gov. You can also get answers to your basic tax questions by calling the Tax Commission at (800) 972-7660 toll free or 334-7660 in the Boise area.