Frequently asked questions from County of Kootenai

Deadline of my tax payment?

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December 20th Full or Half payment June 20th Balance

Can i make partial payment?

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Kootenia County Treasurer accepts payment for less than the amount due. However, late charge and interest will be applied as directed by State Code (see paragraph below on LATE CHARGE AND INTEREST). Please contact our office to set up a payment plan. We can provide you with information how monthly payments can help you satisfy your tax obligation.

What is the penalty if i don't pay them in time?

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Please remember if payments are received after the DEADLINE dates, a late charge and interest will be applied. Late charge is 2% of the unpaid balance and is applied on December 21. Interest is accrued beginning January 1, and the rate as directed by State Code is 1% per month. If less than half is received by December 20, interest will be applied to the unpaid balance beginning January 1. If the full tax is not paid by June 20, interest on the unpaid tax will accrue from January 1. Please have payments on time to avoid this late charge and interest.

Where can I find information about my local health district in Idaho?

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You can find the information about your local health districts in Idaho here.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of the public health testing facilities for COVID-19 in the US?

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You can find here a map that all includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. 

Who can register to vote in Idaho?

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To register to vote in Idaho you must:  

  • be a U.S. Citizen, 
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for thirty (30) days prior to the day of election, and 
  • be at least 18 years old. 

You cannot register to vote in Idaho if you have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored. Persons convicted of a felony in Idaho have their rights automatically restored upon completion  of sentencing including probation or parole.

How is my weekly benefit amount determined in Idaho?

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The amount you receive for unemployment is based on your past earnings reported to us by employers that you have worked for in Idaho. We can use wages from other states, from work done as a federal employee and if you were active duty in the military (with some restrictions). We use the wages you earned in a period of time that we call your base period.

Can I work and still collect benefits?

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If you work less than full-time during a calendar week, you can collect unemployment benefits for that week as long as your gross earnings are not equal to or greater than 1 1/2 times your weekly benefit amount. 

  • If you earn less than 1/2 of your weekly benefit amount, there will be no reduction in your unemployment insurance check. 
  • If you earn between 1/2 your weekly benefit amount and 1 1/2 times your weekly benefit amount, a dollar for dollar reduction will occur on your unemployment insurance benefit check.

What are Idaho’s unemployment monetary requirements to apply for benefits?

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To be eligible for receiving Unemployment benefits in Idaho, you must:

  • have sufficient earnings in the base period
  • have worked and been paid wages for employment in at least two of the quarters in the base period
    • AND have been paid at least $1,872 in wages in one of those quarters
    • AND the total wages paid in your base period must equal one and a quarter times your highest quarter wages

What is a base period?

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The base period is the four quarters of earnings that are used to determine how much unemployment you qualify for.

Idaho Department of Labor uses a regular base period of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters. If you do not qualify using the regular base period, you may qualify using the alternate base period of the last four completed calendar quarters.