TAX DEBT RELIEF OPTIONS – Idaho State Tax Commission

M&M Financial has been successfully resolving back tax liabilities for small businesses and individuals nationwide since 2005 and working for Idaho taxpayers since 2008.  We deal with the IRS and State taxing authorities, so you do not have to!  

Idaho has strait forward options for struggling taxpayers and businesses trying to resolve back-tax liabilities.  

Below is some information that will help you start resolving your state tax liabilities.  If you have questions and would like to talk to a licensed Tax Resolution Specialist please do not hesitate to call us at 866-487-5624.


Like most states, Idaho State Tax Commission is more aggressive in collecting business back-tax debts when compared to individual tax debts.  The STC website provides a lot of helpful information about setting up an Idaho Tax Commission Payment Plan to satisfy your Idaho tax liability. Below is a summary of their standard payment plan terms:
  • You may be able to avoid a tax lien filing if your total delinquent tax balance is paid in full within 6 months
  • Maximum payment plan term is 18 months
  • Business payment plans typically have a maximum term of 12 months, but a 3-6 month term is preferred
Check the Forced Collection Actions page on the website for more information.


The  Idaho State Tax Commission may settle a tax debt due to the following reasons.
  1. Disputed Liability
  2. Doubt as to Collectability
  3. Economic Hardship of the Taxpayer, and
  4. Promotion of Effective Tax Administration
 The Tax Commission's Collection Compliance Manual states -

"An offer to settle based on doubt as to collectability generally will be considered acceptable if it is unlikely that the tax, penalty, and interest can be collected in full and the offer reasonably reflects the amount the Commission could collect through other means, including administrative and judicial collection remedies."

According to the Idaho State Tax Commission Taxpayer Bill of Rights, the Tax Commission may be willing to cancel or abate penalties, if you can show that you’ve experienced a hardship that is considered Reasonable Cause.


The Idaho State Tax Commission has some flexibility when it comes to back tax liabilities.  Each case varies based on factors such as your compliance history, type of tax owed and total amount past due.  Here are some case examples in your state negotiated by M&M.

page last reviewed 01/05/2024

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