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What is a Tax Credit?

A tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction on the taxes you owe, as opposed to a deduction that reduces the gross income on which your taxes are calculated. The tax credit program through which you donate determines the credit amount.

Child Care Tax Credit

Receive a tax credit and help increase the quality and availability of child care in metro Denver.

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit

Receive a tax credit and encourage businesses to locate and expand in economically distressed areas of the state.

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Which tax credits are currently available in Colorado?

Comparison of Program Benefits

Child Care
Contribution Credit

Enterprise Zone
Tax Credit

Purpose Seeks to increase the quality and availability of child care in metro Denver. Encourage businesses to locate and expand in economically distressed areas of the state.
Colorado State Tax Credit 50% up to the lesser of $100,000 or your CO state tax liability. 25% up to the lesser of $400,000 or your CO state tax liability.
Minimum Contribution $300 (Preferred Minimum) $250 to Denver’s Samaritan House; $100 to The Mission in Larimer County; $100 to The Guadalupe Community Shelter in Weld County.
Stock or Bond Contributions Not Allowed Allowed. If 1/7 of donation is in cash, the full 25% credit is provided.  If entire donation is in stocks/bonds it is eligible for 12.5% credit. (limited to your CO state tax liability).
Corporate Contributors Eligible
  Yes   Yes
Electronic Tax Return Required      No   Yes

AFTER TAX COST BASED ON A $1,000 CONTRIBUTION*

 Program

Child Care
Contribution Credit

Enterprise Zone
Tax Credit

Contribution

$1,000

$1,000

Credit

($500)

($250)

Federal Tax Savings

($150)

($232)

Colorado Tax Savings

($46)

($46)

Reduction in CO State Tax Liability

$696

$528

 After tax cost of
giving

$304

$472

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

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