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  • Missouri “Champion for Children” Tax Credit Program

    By contributing to the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri, you can help fund our children’s services and receive a tax credit for up to 50 percent of your contribution.

    The process is simple. Donate a minimum of $100 (cash, check or credit card) to the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri. We will send you a simple, Champion for Children tax credit form that you need to complete. Claim your tax credit in the year in which your donation is made by including the Champion for Children tax credit form with your Missouri tax return. You must file your return by the normal filing deadline (April 15 of the following year).

    CFC tax benefit example (based on an individual in the 28 percent tax bracket):

    $1,000 Cash Gift……………………………………………………. $1,000
    Missouri CFC Tax Credit (50 percent of gift)…………………. – $500
    Federal Income Tax Deduction (28 percent bracket)…….. – $280
    State Income Tax Deduction (6 percent bracket)…………… – $60
    Net Cost to Donor…………………………………………………. = $160

    Note: Tax benefits differ if using Alternative Minimum Tax. In addition, out-of-pocket costs can vary, depending on your individual income tax bracket. Please consult your tax advisor with specific questions about your individual tax liability.

    For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Revenue Tax Bureau, taxcredit@dor.mo.gov or (573)522-6864 (individual) or (573)751-4541 (business).

  • Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits

    The Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri is honored to be a 2017 Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) recipient.  Cash gifts of $1000 and up, and stock gifts of $5000 and up from eligible donors to the NAP project receive a 50% tax credit on Missouri state taxes. For details of how to apply for the NAP tax credit program, contact us today!

    The funds received through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will be used for the renovation of a new child advocacy center in Joplin, MO. The center provides a safe place for the assessment and treatment of child abuse victims and their families in Jasper, Newton, and McDonald Counties.