Incentives & Taxes

In addition to our great quality of life and low cost of doing business, the State of Idaho, local counties and cities within the Boise Metro can offer a variety of incentives and tax credits for qualified companies that are considering relocating or expanding in the Boise Valley. The Boise Valley Economic Partnership stands ready to help your business. We can create a custom package of information for your company with a personalized incentive review. Let us make it easy for you. Call Clark Krause today at (208) 863-9675 or email

Tax Overview

Businesses in Idaho feel secure with a stable tax environment. Below is an overview of our state taxes as of 2019. If you’d like to dive deeper into our incentives and tax structure, contact Charity Nelson at (208) 472-5240.

Average Property Tax in Idaho – 1.156%

  • Ada County Average: 1.193%
  • Canyon County Average: 1.422%
  • Elmore County Average: 1.296%

Sales and Use Tax – 6%

Corporate Income Tax – 6.925%


While people and place were key elements in Paylocity’s decision, another important factor in Boise’s favor were state incentives like a Workforce Development Training Fund, a reimbursement program to help cover the costs of training and onboarding initiatives, and a Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) of 28 percent for 15 years.

Why Paylocity Chose the Boise Metro

Paylocity's Story

For companies looking to expand west, Julian encourages the trip to Southwest Idaho. “Having explored many different places, the Boise Metro is a place that provides a wealth of opportunities,” he said. “There are strong synergies within the Boise Metro and Canyon County that give people like us the opportunity to be successful.”

Why the Boise Metro?

Heartland RV's Story

Headquartered in Boise, today the J.R. Simplot Company is a vertically integrated, global agribusiness powerhouse and one of the largest privately held companies in America, employing more than 10,000 people worldwide. Nearly a third of those employees reside in the Boise Valley.

Bill Whitacre

CEO, J.R. Simplot Company