Idaho Exempts Poor Families From the Income Tax
Idahos 1999 income tax threshold the income level at which families begin paying income tax:
Ranking among 42 states with income taxes
For two-parent families of four: $18,400.
For single-parent families of three: $14,600.
19th highest (tie)
Idahos 1999 income tax on working-poor and near-poor families:
No tax on families with incomes at the poverty line ($17,028 for family of four, $13,290 for family of three). No tax on families of three or four with full-time minimum-wage earnings ($10,712). For families of four with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($21,285): $87.
For families of three with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($16,613): $51.
Idaho has consistently exempted families with below-poverty earnings from the income tax.
In 1991, a family of four owed no tax until its income reached 3 percent above the poverty line. Idahos tax threshold is now 8 percent above the poverty line.