Who is Tesh?

Tesh, Inc. is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering choices and opportunities to people of all ages with disabilities seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in their communities in North Idaho. Tesh, Inc. offers Child Development, Independent Living and Employment programs to enhance individuals opportunities for a full and meaningful life.

Why choose Tesh to receive your charitable dollars?

Charitable donations when made to a qualifying charity like Tesh result in a deduction on individual and corporate Federal and State tax returns. In addition, donations to Tesh, Inc. qualify you to receive a youth and rehabilitation facility state tax credit, even if you do not itemize.

How does the tax credit work?

When you make a donation to Tesh, Inc., that amount is deductible on your Federal and Idaho income tax returns as an itemized deduction, which reduces the amount of income tax due. You will also receive a credit against your Idaho income tax. The credit is limited to the smaller of the following: 50% of the amount contributed, 20% of your Idaho Tax due, or $100 ($200 if married filing a joint return.)

Individual Taxpayers Corporate Taxpayers
15% Bracket 25% Bracket $50-75K $75-100K
Single Married Single Married Income level Income Level
Donation Amount $200 $400 $200 $400 $1000 $1000
Federal Tax Savings ($30) ($60) ($50) ($100) ($250) ($340)
Idaho Tax Savings ($12) ($24) ($15) ($30) ($76) ($76)
Idaho Tax Credit ($100) ($200) ($100) ($200) ($500) ($500)
Total Savings ($142) ($284) ($165) ($330) ($826) ($916)
After Tax Cost to Donor $58 $116 $35 $70 $174 $84


HUGE THANK YOU to Knights of Columbus

Councils 12550 of St. George’s in Post Falls, Council 11623 of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Council 1363 made generous donations to Tesh Inc. and to Special Olympics with the results of their tootsie roll drives.

Pictured: (Back, L to R) Ted Carneiro, Michael Webber, John Webber, Gordon Ramsden, John Webb, Jim Alegria; (Front, L to R) Frances Huffman (Tesh CEO), Andrew Binford (Special Olympics), Travis Anderson (Special Olympics).