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Also be sure to clip and bring all of your boxtops from the products that you already buy. At 10 cents for every one clipped it adds up fast.
We know that choosing the right school for your child's education is an important decision. We are pleased that you are considering CityHope Christian Schools to partner with you. We invite you to look through our Application, Student Handbook and Tuition & Fees and hope that you will prayerfully consider allowing us to partner with you in the education of your children.
Please print and complete the application before mailing or bringing it by our office.
8650 W. Fairview Ave
Boise ID, 83704
Our student handbook includes information about who we are and what our vision is for CityHope Christian Schools and its students, what expectations we have for our students as well as information regarding class supply lists and other important information for your records.
Idaho State Education Tax Credits Available
The State of Idaho is offering people the opportunity to receive major tax credits and deductions by simply making a gift to CityHope Christian Schools. Your gift to the school of up to $2,000 can be taken as a deduction on your state and federal income taxes. But it doesn’t stop there. You can then also receive a state income tax credit of up to $1,000. For example, if a family made a donation to the school of $2,000; after taxes, the gift will only cost them $344. The details of this amazing tax credit is further explained below in our examples below.
The deal gets even better if a corporation makes a gift. If you know of any businesses or business owners who may be interested in tax benefits like this, please let us know. We would be happy to call them and further explain the tremendous tax savings available to them. As an example, if a business were to give $10,000 (the maximum allowed), after the state income tax credit and the deductions they’d be allowed, that $10,000 gift would cost them $840. (see below for details)
Now, this opportunity does not only apply to lump-sum gifts of $2,000 or $10,000. A gift of any amount is able to be a blessing to the one making the gift, through tax credits and deductions, while at the same time being a blessing to the school. Would you consider making a gift to CityHope Schools this year? As we prepare for our new campus, this would be a tremendous help! You can donate lump-sum, monthly, weekly or any other combination as long as either it is received it in the campus office by December 31, or if it is sent through the mail, it must be postmarked by December 31.
Feel free to direct any questions you may have about this to either Pastor Ted Buck or Pastor Ryan Shervik. Both can be reached at our campus office (376-7272) or by email.
Pastor Ted Buck
Pastor Ryan Shervik
Further Explanation of IDAHO EDUCATION TAX CREDITs
Idaho law allows Idaho taxpayers to claim a credit worth 50% of their gift to CityHope Christian Schools. Regardless of whether you itemize your deductions or take the standard deduction, all Idaho taxpayers are eligible for the Idaho Education Tax Credit.
- Idaho individuals receive up to a $500 credit on their Idaho income taxes for making a gift of $1000 or more.
- Idaho married couples receive up to $1000 credit on their Idaho income taxes for making a gift of $2000 or more.
- Idaho corporations receive up to a $5000 credit on their Idaho income taxes for making a gift of $10,000 or more (limited to 10% of Idaho income tax due)
Ken and Shelly live and work in Idaho and are currently in the 25% federal income tax rate and the 7.8% Idaho state income tax rate. While Ken and Shelly don’t have to itemize their deductions to take advantage of the Idaho education tax credit, they have enough other deductions to do so. Because they believe strongly in supporting CityHope Schools and the work it is doing in the lives of their children, they make a gift totaling $2,000 during the 2016 calendar year to the school.
Total Gift to School $2,000
Federal Tax Deduction $500
State Tax Deduction $158
Idaho Tax Credit $1,000
Total Cost of Gift $344
Idaho Business Inc. (IBI) has $660,000 of taxable income in 2016, which puts them in the 34% federal income tax rate and the 7.6% Idaho State tax rate. In wanting to support CityHope Schools, IBI makes a gift totaling $10,000 during the 2016 calendar year.
Total Gift to School $10,000
Federal Tax Deduction $3,400
State Tax Deduction $760
Idaho Tax Credit $5,000
Total Cost of Gift $840