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Idaho Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014

  • Sep 17, 2014 | Gail Cole

 Lewiston, in Nez Perce County, Idaho.

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

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:

  • Donnelly
  • Driggs
  • Hailey
  • Ketchum
  • Lava Hot Springs
  • McCall
  • Ponderay
  • Riggins
  • Salmon
  • Sandpoint
  • Stanley
  • Sun Valley
  • Victor

Auditorium districts

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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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.