To claim the Grocery Credit within your account, follow the steps below:
- State Section
- Grocery Credit
As an Idaho resident, you may claim a credit for each personal exemption claimed on your Idaho Income tax return. If you can be claimed as a dependent on your parents return, you can’t claim this credit. The credit is $100 per exemption.
A member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is domiciled in Idaho is allowed to take this credit. If you are a nonresident that lives in Idaho under the Service members Civil Relief Act, you are not allowed to take this credit.
You may claim an additional $20 if you are age 65 or older and are a resident of Idaho. Also, if your spouse is age 65 or older and is a resident of Idaho, you may claim an additional $20.
An individual does not qualify for the credit for any month or part of a month for which he/she:
- was not a resident of Idaho
- received assistance from the federal food stamp program
- was incarcerated
- lived illegally in the United States.
Donating your Grocery Credit:
You may choose to donate your grocery credit to the Cooperative Welfare Fund which is a trust fund in the state treasury and all money donated is used for public assistance and welfare purposes.
Note: If you (or your spouse) are age 65 or older and qualify for the credit but aren't required to file an Idaho income tax return, you can claim the credit on Form 24. You can get this form from any Tax Commission office or our website at tax.idaho.gov. The refund claim is due on or before the April deadline.
For more information regarding the Idaho Grocery Credit, please click here.