Idaho – ID State Tax Commission won’t release deal with Amazon on sales taxes

The Spokesman Review
Tue., April 4, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Tax Commission is refusing to disclose details about an online sales tax deal with Amazon, which went into effect over the weekend.

The agreement allows the giant e-commerce company to start collecting sales tax for the state on internet purchases shipped to Idaho.

However, according to the commission, state law bans discussing specific information about an individual taxpayer even though the agreement will impact nearly all Idaho taxpayers.

A commission spokeswoman also declined to discuss how much sales tax revenue the state is expected to receive from Amazon and what the state offered Amazon to begin collecting the taxes.

“All we can say is that Amazon has a seller’s permit effective April 1, 2017. Any information beyond that is protected by the Idaho taxpayer confidentiality laws,” commission spokeswoman Renee Eymann wrote in a statement provided to the office of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.

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