What qualifies for the Credit for Contributions to Idaho Educational Entities?

If you donated cash to qualified educational entities, you may claim a tax credit. Donations of goods or services no longer qualify.

The credit is limited to the smallest of the following:
  • One-half of the amount donated
  • 50% of your Idaho tax
  • $500 ($1,000 if Married Filing Jointly)
  • Your Idaho tax minus the amount of credit for income tax paid to other states
A qualified educational entity includes the following:
  • A nonprofit corporation, fund, foundation, research park, trust, or association organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of Idaho colleges and universities
  • A nonprofit, private or public Idaho school (elementary, secondary or higher education) or its foundation
  • Idaho education public broadcast system foundations
  • Idaho State Historical Society or its foundation
  • An Idaho public library or its foundation
  • An Idaho library district or its foundation
  • An Idaho public or private nonprofit museum
  • Idaho Commission for Libraries
  • Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Idaho State Independent Living Council
  • Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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