Idaho looks to extend tax deadline to May 17

The extension would mirror the temporary federal tax filing deadline
The legislation had been introduced by the House to make the change for Idaho. But the...
The legislation had been introduced by the House to make the change for Idaho. But the Legislature shut down a day later after a COVID-19 outbreak(WSFA 12 News)
Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 11:09 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2021 at 4:56 PM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho plans to extend the tax filing deadline to May 17 that will mirror that of the federal tax filing deadline.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said in a statement Wednesday, the move would temporarily change the deadline from April 15.

Republican Senate President Pro-Tem Chuck Winder says he expects the Senate and House to expedite legislation to delay Idaho’s tax deadline a month to match the new later federal tax deadline.

“It is a priority for the Idaho Legislature to act as quickly as possible when we return April 6 to approve legislation simplifying tax preparation for Idahoans,” said Senate Pro Tem Chuck Winder and House Speaker Scott Bedke according to the statement.

The Idaho Legislature had planned to approve the measure but must wait until it reconvenes on April 6 following a COVID-19 outbreak to take up the matter again.

The Idaho State Tax Commission plans to hold a special meeting Thursday to extend the state filing deadline to May 17 to provide taxpayers and tax preparers with clarification.

“I appreciate the Tax Commission and the Idaho Legislature for prioritizing the actions needed to ease the burden on Idahoans in preparing their taxes this year,” Little said.

The Internal Revenue Service announced last week it’s delaying the traditional tax filing deadline until May 17.

Details on the Tax Commission’s special meeting is available at

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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