Tax Commission News Release
Three Magic Valley residents ordered to file Idaho income tax returns
BOISE, IDAHO — June 29, 2011 — Fifth District Court judges have ordered three Magic Valley residents to file their delinquent Idaho income tax returns, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission.
Judge G. Richard Bevan ordered Brian James Hepworth of Kimberly to file returns for 2007 through 2009. In a related case, Judge Randy Stoker ordered Hepworth’s wife, Gale, to file returns for the same years. The Hepworths together earned $257,245 during the three-year period, according to court records. They’ve been given until August 8 to file their tax returns or explain why they shouldn’t have to file.
Meanwhile, Judge Jonathan Brody ordered Kimberly Jo Williams of Rupert to file state income tax returns for 2008 and 2009, during which she earned $63,756 according to court files. She also has until August 8 to file her returns or explain why she shouldn’t have to comply.
The court actions were initiated by the Idaho State Tax Commission, which uses legal action as a last resort with residents who resist filing their tax returns.
“We’re holding these people accountable,” said Tax Commissioner David Langhorst, “in fairness to the majority of Idaho taxpayers who abide by the law.”
Anyone who is behind in filing Idaho tax returns can learn how to catch up by visiting the Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov and clicking on “Forgot to File?” in the “Quick Picks” section.
Those who want more information can call Taxpayer Services at 334-7660 in the Boise area or (800) 972-7660 toll free.
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