The Idaho (ID) state sales tax rate is currently 6.0%. Food is taxable but prescription drugs are not.
Local level, non-property taxes are allowed within resort cities if approved by 60% majority vote. This includes hotel, liquor and sales taxes.
Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Idaho are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. Idaho sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels. To learn more about local sales taxes imposed, visit the Idaho State Tax Commission FAQ Number 146.
Idaho businesses that sell, rent, or lease tangible personal property are required to register for a seller’s permit to do business in Idaho.
How to Register
To register your business in Idaho go to the Idaho Secretary of State website, or call the department directly (208) 334-2301
Idaho law requires retailers who are doing business in Idaho to get a seller’s permit and collect sales tax on the sale of goods they ship or deliver to customers in Idaho.
How to File and Pay
Idaho businesses can file and pay their taxes either online or offline using Form 850.
Filing deadlines are assigned by the Idaho Tax Commission but are typically filed monthly on the 20th day following the prior period.
Some businesses will be allowed to file quarterly, semiannually, or annually.
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