Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission

Tax Commission News Release

Moscow attorney ordered to file income tax return

BOISE, IDAHO — Sept. 19, 2011 — Second District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin has ordered a Moscow attorney to file an Idaho income tax return for 2009, in which his reported income totaled at least $184,500, according to the Idaho State Tax Commission.

Judge Simpson issued an order to compel James Edward Siebe to file the tax return by Sept. 30 to comply with the judge’s order.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to go to the expense of court action to force someone to obey the law,” said Bob Geddes, chairman of the Tax Commission.  “But when that person is an officer of the court—sworn to uphold the law—it’s especially troubling.”

He added, “Our goal in administering Idaho’s taxes is to ensure fairness for all, and this action reinforces our commitment to protecting that goal.”

Anyone who is behind in filing Idaho tax returns can learn how to catch up by visiting the Tax Commission’s website at 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.

Posted 09-19-2011

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