Income tax

Idahoans will begin receiving income tax refunds this month | Idaho

LEWISTON — The Idaho State Tax Commission begins issuing 2022 rebates in late March. Refunds automatically go to people who were full-year Idaho residents for 2020 and 2021 and who filed taxes for those years. This includes those who have filed grocery credit refund statements.

The refund amount is either $75 per taxpayer and dependent or 12% of their 2020 taxes, whichever is greater.

The Tax Commission will issue refunds in the order it receives 2021 tax returns, beginning with taxpayers who qualify to receive the refund by direct deposit.

The agency will then move on to those who receive a paper check. Approximately 25,000 refunds will be issued each week in addition to the tax refunds that are currently being paid.

New this year, taxpayers can donate their refund to the state at They will need to go online and donate their refund now before the Tax Commission issues the refund. The donation tool is available 24/7. It allows taxpayers to give the full amount of their refund to one of the following:

  • Public schools
  • Transport
  • Parks and recreation

Taxpayers can track their refund online at The rebate tool is the fastest way to find the status of a rebate. It shows the same information that the Tax Commission can give over the phone. Taxpayers should keep checking the tool as it updates the status as the agency gets closer to sending their refund.

To use the online tools, taxpayers will need their Social Security number and Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number, or 2021 tax return.

The Tax Commission expects to issue more than 800,000 rebates totaling up to $350 million by the end of 2022.

AAA: For most of us, $4 per gallon is the pain threshold