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Some taxpayers must provide more info to get refunds

If you receive a letter from the Idaho State Tax Commission asking you for more information after you file your state income taxes, don’t panic.

The commission just needs you to provide missing or extra information to help confirm your tax return shows the correct data.

If you receive a letter, go to the State Tax Commission’s website to quickly respond to the letter.

Once you provide the needed information, processing of your refund will continue.

Tax Commission Chairman Ken Roberts says many people don’t realize there’s an expiration date for getting a refund.

Taxpayers have three years from the original due date of the return to provide any requested information and get their money.

Once the date has passed, the Tax Commission can’t issue the refund.

“If you received a letter from us in previous years, your time is running out to respond and still get a refund,” Roberts said. “For example, to get a refund for your 2015 tax return, you must respond to any requests by April 15, 2019.”

Last year the Tax Commission sent more than 28,000 letters to taxpayers asking for extra information about their income tax returns.

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