About the Child Care Tax Credit

Support children in need and receive a 50% State Tax Credit

What is the Child Care Tax Credit?

This credit seeks to increase the quality and availability of child care in metro Denver. The state of Colorado allows you to take a 50% tax credit on your state income taxes when you donate to Catholic Charities' Foster Care and Child Care programs in 2014.

The preferred minimum donation is $300.

Real Cost of Giving - The table below illustrates how a large part of your donation comes back to you in various tax credits and deductions, to significantly reduce the after tax cost of your donation.

Contribution

$250

$500

$1,000

$10,000

Child Care Tax Credit

($125)

($250)

($500)

($5,000)

Federal Tax Savings

($37)

($75)

($150)

($1,497)

Colorado Tax Savings

($12)

($23)

($46)

($463)

Returned to you at tax time

$174

$348

$696

$6,960

After tax cost of giving

$76

$152

$304

$3,040

Figures in the table are based on a 33% tax bracket.  This information should not be construed as tax advice.  Please consult your tax advisor as situations may vary.

For more information on taxes, visit the Colorado Department of Revenue website and review their "FYI Income 35" publication. Please consult your accountant or tax specialist regarding your unique tax situation.

  • Your donation still qualifies as a charitable deduction on your Federal income tax.
  • Donation must be made as a single gift, paid in full via check, cash, credit card, direct bill or electronic funds transfer.
  • You can take advantage of the tax credits regardless of whether you itemize or not.
  • Both individuals and corporate donors can benefit from this tax credit program.
  • In-kind donations are not eligible for this credit.

 How do I donate to Catholic Charities and receive the Child Care Tax Credit?

You can donate either online, via U.S. Mail or over the phone. Please see the detailed instructions below.

Donating Online:

  1. Visit www.ccdenver.org/donatecctc
  2. Complete the online donation process

Donating by Mail:

Please mail all donations to:

Office of Charitable Giving
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver
4045 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211

Make checks payable to "Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver." In the memo of the check, write "Child Care Tax Credit."

To mail a credit card payment, consider downloading and completing our printable donation form.

All credit card payments sent via U.S. Mail must include:

  • Cardholder's full name as it appears on the card.
  • Credit card number.
  • Credit card's expiration date.
  • Cardholder's signature.
  • Please also indicate the donation as dedicated to the "Child Care Tax Credit".

Donating By Phone:

Call us at 303-742-0828 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

According to state regulations, the tax credit must be requested at the time of the donation, so please clearly indicate your desire to donate to the "Child Care Contribution Tax Credit" during the phone call.