BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — Idahoans who qualify for the 2022 Special Session rebate can now track their payment online at tax.idaho.gov/rebate. To get the status of your rebate, you'll need your Social Security number and either your Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number or your 2021 income tax return.
Governor Brad Little and the Idaho Legislature authorized the rebate during a special legislative session in Sept. The rebate automatically goes to people who were full-year Idaho residents for 2020 and 2021 and who filed income tax returns for those years. This includes those who filed Form 24 to get the grocery credit refund.
The rebate amount is $300 for individual filers and $600 for joint filers or 10% of a taxpayer’s 2020 income taxes, whichever is greater.
The rebate tracking tool is available 24 hours a day and is the fastest way to find a rebate’s status. It shows the same information the Idaho State Tax Commission can give over the phone. Taxpayers should keep checking the tool because it updates the status as the agency gets closer to sending their rebate.
The Tax Commission is issuing rebates to taxpayers in the order it received 2021 income tax returns, with about 75,000 going out weekly. Taxpayers need to file the required tax returns by December 31, 2022, to be eligible for the rebate.
The Tax Commission expects to send about 800,000 rebates totaling up to $500 million by the end of March 2023.