As you file your state tax return, you are allowed to “redirect” your tax dollars to help foster children with the Missouri Champion for Children Tax Credit. Your gift is an up to 50% tax credit, which is more valuable than a tax deduction. A tax credit will help you reduce your overall state tax liability and is not impacted by your tax withholdings during the course of the year*. Heart of Missouri CASA is one of the organizations named under the state’s Champion for Children Tax Credit. Many people do not understand the full advantage that tax credits provide.
Here’s how to receive the up to 50% CFC Tax Credit: Make a donation to Heart of Missouri CASA before midnight on December 31. To qualify for the CFC tax credit the minimum contribution is $100.
At the beginning of January, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and tax credit application form with instructions. Tax credits may be applied to the tax year in which the donation was made or any portion of the tax credit not claimed may be carried over to the next four succeeding tax years. The credit is nonrefundable.
*Consult your tax advisor to see how you personally can benefit from this program.