A How-to-Guide on how your gift of $1,000 or more helps individuals with disabilities – including autism – while providing you with a tax credit for your generosity.
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
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.
These tax credits are worth 50% of your gift, in addition to standard state and federal deductions. The higher the income tax bracket, the lower the final cost of the gift to you, our 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.
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 verification form from the state of Missouri for your tax filing.
*Based on a 37% tax bracket. Consult your tax advisor to learn more about how these credits can benefit you. A minimum gift of $1,000 is required to receive tax credits.
Download the 2019 Missouri State Tax Credit information sheet here.