Idaho State Tax Commission

‘It’s a challenge’: Short-term rental issues plague a small Idaho town near Yellowstone

BY: - June 23, 2021

Idaho’s picturesque views and endless supply of outdoor recreational opportunities have always attracted visitors — tourists and new residents alike. But the dynamic changed in the past decade, with the rise of third-party rental websites like Airbnb, VRBO and Vacasa. These short-term rentals and vacation homes opened up lodging to more visitors in some corners […]

Idaho doesn’t review its tax exemptions. Billions go uncollected annually, report says.

BY: - May 27, 2021

Editor’s note: This is Part I of an ongoing series examining the various aspects of Idaho’s tax exemptions and lack of a legislative review process. The oldest known tax exemption on the books in Idaho became law in 1931, during the worst years of the Great Depression. One of the newest is a first-time homebuyer […]