Idaho Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding Idaho sales tax rules.


Selling taxable goods in Idaho can be tricky business. All businesses (small or otherwise) are expected to collect Idaho sales tax which is paid to the Idaho State Tax Commission. Not sure how to get started? Our guide to Idaho sales tax can help. We'll walk you through collecting, filing, and remitting the sales tax you collect as well as work through what to do if your payment is late.

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Table of Contents

An Overview of Idaho Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect Idaho sales tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting Idaho internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

Idaho Sales Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit Idaho sales tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in Idaho such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

Registering to Collect Idaho Sales Tax

You'll want to get started establishing Idaho sales tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary sales tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in Idaho.

Collecting Sales Tax in Idaho

After you've registered your business with the Idaho State Tax Commission, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as Idaho sales tax exemptions, sales tax holidays, and determining state and local sales tax rates.

Filing Idaho Sales Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the Idaho State Tax Commission and collecting sales tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

Idaho Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect Idaho sales tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the Idaho State Tax Commission.

Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, sales tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned Idaho sales tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

Sales Tax on Idaho Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in Idaho. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.