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IdahoSales Tax

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State Tax Commission

(208) 334-7660

General requirements

Idaho is a destination-based state (sales are taxed where the buyer is located).

  • Sales tax is charged on the sale, rental, or lease of tangible personal property (TPP) and some services
  • Sales made for resale are not taxed

You can file your sales tax return online by using TAP or contact the Idaho State Tax Commission for the paper Form 850.


The general state sales tax rate in Idaho is 6%.

16 local areas in Idaho charge an additional tax on sales - sometimes limited to lodging, alcohol by the drink, or restaurant food. Find specific local rates here.

How food is taxed

Both foods for home consumption and prepared meals sold by eating establishments are taxed at the full rate.

Nexus in Idaho

Business activities that establish a minimum tax presence in the state include:

  • Renting or leasing property (other than real property) to a customer who uses the property in Idaho
  • Having a salesman, agent, or representative who goes to Idaho to sell, deliver, install, or take orders
  • Having an office, warehouse, sales or sample room, or storage place
  • Maintaining a stock of goods
  • Servicing TPP in Idaho

A business presence may also be established in some cases by entering into a business relationship with another business or individual who resides in the state.

Filing schedule

Your filing frequency will be set by the Commission. Due dates are as follows:

  • Annual filers: Returns are due by January 22nd
  • Quarterly filers: Returns are due April 20th, July 20th, October 22nd, January 22nd
  • Monthly filers: Returns are due by the 20th of the following month

Registering to collect sales tax in Idaho

You must register with the state before collecting sales tax. Apply for a seller’s permit using the online Idaho Business Registration application.


Penalties and interest are charged for late filing and late payments. Calculate penalties and interest due here.

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