Calendar Year-End Deadlines
Calendar Year 2018
Note: The University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (UIF) will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Below are gift acceptance deadlines for 2018, which determine the tax year for which the donor may claim their charitable contribution to the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (UIF). Donors are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last minute to make their gift.
Cash or Check Gift Deadlines
- Hand Delivered: The last day a donor or Development Officer may hand deliver a gift to UIF to qualify for the 2018 tax year is Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The UIF office is closed on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
- Via US Mail: Envelopes must be postmarked no later than Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
- Mail postmarked in December 2018 but delivered in January 2019 to other University departments must be sent or delivered immediately to the Foundation office. Donor envelopes must be included with the gift transmittal form to verify the 2018 postmark.
- Sent via third-party carrier: Gifts must be received by the UIF office by 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2018. Per the IRS, the legal date for gifts sent via FedEx, UPS or other third-party carrier is the date that the envelope is received by UIF — not the date the gift is sent.
Credit Card Gift Deadlines
- Hand delivered or via US Mail: Gifts must be received and charged by UIF no later than 4 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.
- Postmarks don't count for credit card gifts! Per the IRS, the legal contribution date for a credit card gift is the date the charge is posted to the donor’s credit card account. The postmark date for a mailed-in credit card contribution does not determine the legal gift date for a credit card gift.
- Credit Card Gifts Called into UIF: No later than 4 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.
- Credit Card Types Accepted: American Express, Discover, Master Card and VISA.
Online Credit Card Gift Deadlines
- 2018 gifts must be entered online no later than 9 p.m. PST on Monday, Dec. 31.
Marketable Securities (Stock Gift) Deadlines
- Electronic transfers of marketable securities: Electronic transfers must be credited to the Foundation’s brokerage account on or before Dec. 31 to qualify as a 2018 gift. Please instruct donors to initiate their transfers as soon as possible or no later than Dec. 15 to ensure the transfer is complete by Dec. 31. Contact Kayla Casey or Shawna Lindquist at 208-885-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for transfer instructions or further information.
- Stock certificates: Certificates and signed stock powers (mailed separately) must be received by UIF no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2018.
- In-kind (personal property) gifts must be physically received by a University department prior to Dec. 31 in order to qualify as a 2018 tax year contribution. Departments must report in-kind gifts to UIF as soon as they are received.
- Gifts of real property must be transferred to the UIF prior to Dec. 31. Real property gifts must have prior approval of the Gift Acceptance Committee.
U of I Foundation Modified Office Hours, Year End (December 2018)
The UIF will be closed Dec. 24-25. Though most offices of the University of Idaho are closed for the holidays, the Foundation Office will be open Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The UIF is closed Monday, Dec. 31.
The University of Idaho Foundation staff look forward to your cooperation and assistance with calendar year end 2018 gift processing. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 208-885-4000 or email@example.com. Don’t wait until the last minute!
Key Points for 2018
- Cash or Check Gift Deadlines: hand delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 or U.S. Mail postmarked by Dec. 31, 2018
- Credit Card Gift Deadlines: hand delivered or by mail, must be received and charged by UIF no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.
- Online Credit Card Gift Deadlines: 9 p.m. PST Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
- Marketable Securities (Stock Gifts) Electronic Transfer Deadline – Dec. 15, 2018
- Stock Certificates – Via mail received by UIF no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018
- Gifts-In-Kind must be received prior to Dec. 31, 2018
- UIF office is CLOSED Dec. 24-25
- UIF office is OPEN Dec. 26-Dec. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- UIF office is CLOSED Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
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