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Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2304
Moscow, ID 83844-2304

Phone: (208) 885-0259

Fax: (208) 885-2862

Email: vsf@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
322 East Front Street 
Suite 240
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4566 or (208) 334-2087

Fax: (208) 364-4084

Mailing Address:
1031 North Academic Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 651-7992

Email: vsf@uidaho.edu

Idaho Education Tax Credit

Idaho Education Tax Credit for 2015-2020

As an Idaho tax payer, your donations to the University of Idaho and the Vandal Scholarship Fund may be eligible for a 50 percent education tax credit! This credit is available regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions. For those who do itemize, the deductions may become even greater. Beginning this year (2015), the maximum education tax credit allowed has been increased considerably for both personal and business gifts.

Note: A tax credit is a reduction to the actual tax you owe or an increase in your refund.

  • Idaho Married Couples may take up to 50% of a $2,000 gift (a tax credit of $1,000)
  • Idaho Individuals may take up to 50% of a $1,000 gift (a tax credit of $500)
  • Idaho Corporations may take up to 50% of a $10,000 gift (a tax credit of $5,000)

Example

Joe and Jane Vandal are an Idaho married couple who itemize their taxes. Together they have a taxable income of about $75,000 (25% tax bracket). They wish to donate $2,000 to the Vandal Scholarship Fund in 2015.

Their gift qualifies for: $500 Federal Tax Savings + $148 State Tax Savings + $1,000 Idaho Education Tax Credit.

With these deductions and the Idaho education tax credit, a $2,000 gift to University of Idaho has an actual cost to them of only $352!

Example based on deductions available for a married couple in the 25 percent tax bracket who itemize their taxes. Your tax benefit is dependent on variables such as your income level and filing status. We urge you to consult with your tax professional to develop the best plan for your personal situation.

Major Gifts

To maximize the impact of the Idaho education tax credit, consider a multi-year pledge. A gift of $10,000, given in increments of $2,000 per year over five years, would allow taxpayers like Joe and Jane Vandal to see an actual cost to them of only $1,720 during this five-year period.

If you have questions, please contact us at vsf@uidaho.edu or 208-885-0259.

Estimated Idaho Tax Rate — 7.4%

Estimated 2015 Federal Tax Brackets

Tax Bracket   Single   Married (Joint Filing)
10%  Up to $9,225  Up to $ 18,450
15% $9,225 - $37,450 $18,450 - $74,900
25%  $37,450 - $90,750  $74,900 - $151,200
28% $90,750 - $189,300  $151,200 - $230,450
33% $189,300 - $411,500    $230,450 - $411,500
35% Over $411,500 Over $411,500


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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2304
Moscow, ID 83844-2304

Phone: (208) 885-0259

Fax: (208) 885-2862

Email: vsf@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
322 East Front Street 
Suite 240
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4566 or (208) 334-2087

Fax: (208) 364-4084

Mailing Address:
1031 North Academic Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 651-7992

Email: vsf@uidaho.edu