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Want to estimate your property tax bill? The Idaho State Tax Commission has a tool for that.

By: - June 17, 2022 4:00 am

Residents in 38 Idaho counties can estimate their 2022 property taxes by using a calculator on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website. (Getty Images)

Residents in 38 Idaho counties can estimate their 2022 property taxes by using a calculator on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website, according to a press release.

To use the estimator, you’ll need the net taxable property value and tax code area information listed on your property tax assessment notice.

The net taxable value can be found on your property tax assessment notice. (Kelcie Moseley-Morris/Idaho Capital Sun)

Estimates may not include levies for new taxing districts and recent voter-approved funds, according to the release. It also won’t include fees, such as for solid waste or forest protection, that might be billed on tax notices. Contact your county treasurer for a list of your local fees.

Actual tax amounts will be determined after cities, counties and other taxing districts set their budgets in late summer.

“We know homeowners are concerned about their taxes this year because property values have increased significantly throughout Idaho,” Tax Commission Chairman Jeff McCray said in the release. “But the rate of increase in your property taxes usually won’t equal the rate of increase in your property’s value.”

Idaho properties fall into multiple taxing districts, which are government units such as counties, cities, school districts, sewer districts, fire districts and library districts. The amount of tax a property owner pays is based on the budgets set by all taxing districts where the property is located. But the budgets are restricted and can’t typically grow by more than 3% per year, plus an allowance for new construction, with the total increase limited to 8%.

The tax estimator is a joint effort between the tax commission and participating counties, including: Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington.

Contact your local county assessor with questions about your property’s valuation.


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Kelcie Moseley-Morris
Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris is an award-winning journalist who has covered many topics across Idaho since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University. Moseley-Morris started her journalism career at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, followed by the Lewiston Tribune and the Idaho Press.