There are many ways to get involved in the Mountain Community School! We welcome community support, large and small.

In this start-up phase, our two primary needs are
  1. donations to cover needs until we open our doors, and
  2. volunteers to help with many tasks associated with start-up.

Donate to MCS

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The Good News About Donations

In Idaho, when you make a donation to an educational institution like Mountain Community School, you may qualify for a unique tax credit opportunity.

Gifts to Mountain Community School may qualify for a 50% tax credit (a reduction in the actual tax you owe).  If you itemize your taxes, a donation to Mountain Community School allows income tax deductions on your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.

This is an incredible opportunity to direct your money towards MCS instead of towards taxes - a win-win for everyone.

Here's how it woks:

Idaho individuals may take up to 50% of a gift of $1,000 (a tax credit of $500)
Idaho married couples may take up to 50% of a gift of $2,000 (a tax credit of $1,000)
Idaho corporations may take up to 50% of a gift of $10,000 (a tax credit of $5,000)

For example,

Total Donation: $1,000
Federal Tax Deduction  $120
Idaho Tax Deduction  $69.25
Idaho Tax Credit   $500
Net Tax Benefit   $689.25
Net Cost of Donation  $310.25

For your $1,000 donation, $689.25 is returned to you in tax benefits, so the "cost" to you is $310.25 but the school receives $1,000.

* These amounts reflect approximate rates for a joint return of $40,000 taxable income and are based on the taxpayer who itemizes personal deductions.  Mountain Community School, its Board and Administration do not provide any tax advice.  As such, any potential donor should consult with their tax advisor for details and applicability of the Idaho Education Tax Credit.

Additional Resources:  Idaho Statute Title 63 Revenue and Taxation Chapter 30 Income Tax - View Online Here