Idaho Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014
- Sep 17, 2014 | Gail Cole
The sales tax rate in Nez Perce County, Idaho, will decrease by 0.5%, to 6%, effective October 1, 2014.
This Idaho State Tax Commission, “the local option sales tax was approved by voters in 2004 to pay for property tax relief and to build a new county jail.” It has served its purpose, raising more than $28.6 million (Tax Commission News Release).
The State of Idaho imposes a general sales tax rate of 6%. A number of resort cities, three auditorium districts, and Nez Perce County have local sales tax in addition to the state rate. These must be approved by the voters of the community. Counties must impose a local sales tax on all goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
Resort cities may impose local option taxes on all taxable products, or on a select few. Many choose to tax only sales of lodging, alcoholic drinks, and restaurant food. Cities with local option sales taxes:
- Lava Hot Springs
- Sun Valley
Auditorium districts may only charge a local sales tax on lodging. Idaho’s three auditorium districts are:
- Greater Boise Auditorium District
- Idaho Falls Auditorium District
- Pocatello/Chubbuck Auditorium district
Additional information on Idaho local sales tax is available on the Idaho Tax Commission website and by contacting the cities and auditorium districts directly.
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