A How-to-Guide on how your gift of $1,000 or more helps individuals with developmental disabilities–including autism–while providing you with a tax credit for your generosity.
Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
YOP tax credits are available to anyone who pays state income tax, while NAP credits are available to anyone who pays taxes on business income. This includes partners in firms, people who own their own companies, as well as sole proprietorships and sub-S corporations, people who receive royalties or rental income in the state of Missouri, and, of course, corporations themselves.
If you are considering a tax credit gift, we suggest consulting your tax advisor to learn more about how this credit can best impact your desired outcome.
With your gift of $1,000 or more, you will become a member of the Easterseals Midwest President’s Circle. Membership comes with a number of special benefits, including quarterly updates from our CEO Wendy Sullivan, and an invitation to the President’s Circle annual reception.
Make your gift of cash, stocks, or bonds to Easterseals Midwest and request a tax credit application form.
Complete the tax-credit application form, notarize, and return to Easterseals Midwest.
Save the tax-credit verificiation from the state of Missouri for for your tax filing.
*Based on a 33% tax bracket. Consult your tax advisor to learn more about how these credits can benefit you.