Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Public Library Contribution Tax Credit
Idaho Commission for Libraries Revised FACT SHEET
Current Federal Income Tax tables have been released and the Tax Savings table on the What a Deal Fact Sheet has been updated.
Tax Credits for Contributions to Public Libraries
Individuals and corporations who contribute to libraries are eligible for tax savings. Idaho Code section 63-3029A allows individuals or corporations to take a tax credit for charitable contributions made to public libraries, library districts, and the Commission for Libraries.
An individual taxpayer’s contribution to a public library is allowed as an itemized deduction on the federal return and on the Idaho return. In addition, the taxpayer receives an Idaho tax credit for the contribution. The credit is limited to the smallest of one-half of the amount contributed, 50% of the individual’s income tax, or $500 ($1,000 on a joint return).
This credit is also available to Idaho corporations who make a charitable contribution to a public library or library district located in Idaho, or the Idaho Commission for Libraries. For corporations, the credit is limited to the smallest of one-half of the amount contributed, 10% of the corporation’s income tax, or $5,000. You can advertise this tax credit to solicit end-of-year donations to your library. Please use the revised attached flyer to promote this opportunity to give to your library, and save on taxes.
To receive a deduction for 2012, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2012.