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Idahoans can now use this online tool to track tax rebate passed in 2022 special session

By: - October 5, 2022 12:49 pm
Idaho Legislature 2022 special session

The Idaho Senate debates the tax cut and education funding bill during the 2022 special session on Sept. 1 2022. (Clark Corbin/Idaho Capital Sun)

Idahoans who qualify for the tax rebate passed by the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brad Little during the 2022 special legislative session can now track their payment online at tax.idaho.gov/rebate, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. To check the status of your rebate, you’ll need your Social Security number and either your Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number or your 2021 income tax return.

The rebate, authorized during the special session in early September, automatically goes to people who were full-year Idaho residents for 2020 and 2021 and who filed income tax returns for those years, according to the release. This includes those who filed Form 24 to get the grocery credit refund, the release said.

The rebate tracking tool is available 24 hours a day and is the fastest way to find a rebate’s status. It shows the same information the Idaho State Tax Commission can give over the phone. Taxpayers should keep checking the tool because it updates the status as the agency gets closer to sending the rebate, according to the release.

The tax commission is issuing rebates to taxpayers in the order it received 2021 income tax returns, with about 75,000 going out weekly, according to the release. Taxpayers need to file the required tax returns by Dec. 31, 2022, to be eligible for the rebate.

The rebate amount is $300 for individual filers and $600 for joint filers, or 10% of a taxpayer’s 2020 income taxes, whichever is greater.

The tax commission expects to send about 800,000 rebates totaling up to $500 million by the end of March 2023.

For information about the tax rebates, visit the tax commission’s frequently asked questions page at tax.idaho.gov/rebateinfo.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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