Tax Credit

Missouri Tax Credits

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.

Easterseals has two types of Missouri tax credits:

Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)                   
Available to anyone who pays Missouri income tax                                 

Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
Available to anyone who pays business income tax, including Corporations |Company Owners | Partners (Firm) Sole Proprietorships | Royalty/Rent Recipients

A $1,000 donation to one of our tax-credit projects may cost you only $295 out-of-pocket.*

How to get a Missouri tax credit

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.

Easterseals Midwest has two types of Missouri state tax credits:

• Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)
• Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

These credits are worth 50% of your gift, in addition to state and federal standard deductions. The higher the income tax bracket, the lower the final cost of the gift on the donor.

The example below is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute tax advice. You should consult your own tax advisor prior to making a contribution to confirm
the after-tax cost of your donation and to learn more about how these credits can help you achieve your desired outcome.

Below is an example of how the YOP 50% tax credits work on a $1,000 gift to Easterseals Midwest:

Example
Gift Amount

Federal
Tax Rate

 Federal Savings  MO Savings Tax Rate=6% MO Tax Credits Savings Tax Credit Rate=50% Federal Add Back for State Deduction (If state taxes paid are less than $10,000) Net Cost for Donor
 $1,000  25%  $250  $500  $140  $140  $330
 $1,000  28%  $280  $500  $157  $157  $317
 $1,000  33%  $330  $500  $185  $185  $295
 $1,000  35%  $350  $500  $196  $196  $286
 $1,000  39.6%  $396  $500 $222  $222  $266

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.

To learn more about making a donation to Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or givenow@esmw.org.

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