DRS: Commissioner Sullivan Reminds Taxpayers about Donation Opportunities When Filing Income Tax

Commissioner Sullivan Reminds Taxpayers about Donation Opportunities When Filing Income Tax

 
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
 

Hartford – During the remaining three weeks to file state and federal income tax returns, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan asked taxpayers to consider donating part of their refunds to help Connecticut military families, or any of the charities taxpayers can donate to through CT-1040 Connecticut Income Tax Return.

Said Commissioner Sullivan, “The generosity of Connecticut taxpayers has raised more than $5.6 million dollars for charitable programs since check-off boxes were added to the state income tax return in 1993. Thousands of taxpayers donating a few dollars from their income tax refunds have added up to make a difference in our state.”

The Military Family Relief first took its place on the 2005 income tax return. Since that time, it has raised $594,171 to help traditional active duty service members and their families, as well as the families and service members of the National Guard and Reserves who have been called to active duty.

Said Commissioner Sullivan, “When a Connecticut service member is called to active duty, it impacts the entire family. Individual service members and military families may face reduced income needed to pay household expenses. This added stress on a family that waits every day for the safe return of a husband, wife, son, or daughter – it is unnecessary. Through the income tax check-off program, we have the power to help these families and others in need.”

Refund donations through the Connecticut Income Tax Return have helped fund programs at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, and Department of Social Services. Taxpayers eligible for an income tax refund simply select one of the donation funds on the Connecticut Income Tax Return and say how much of their refund they wish to donate.

Taxpayers can donate to the:

  • Aids Research Fund
  • Organ Transplant Fund
  • Endangered Species, Natural Area Preserves, and Watchable Wildlife Fund
  • Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund
  • Safety Net Services Fund
  • Military Family Relief Fund

Said Commissioner Sullivan, “By donating just a portion of their income tax refund, taxpayers are doing something positive to help our state, its environment, and its residents.”

Independent donations can be made to any of the funds at the addresses listed below. However, the income tax return is the only vehicle through DRS that can be used to make donations. Other refunds or rebates cannot be applied.

Addresses for the funds are:

Aids Research Education Fund Organ Transplant Fund / Safety Net Services Fund Endangered Species, Natural Area Preserves, and Watchable Wildfire Fund Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund Military Family Relief Fund

Department of Public

Health - HIV Prevention

Program

MS #11APV

PO Box 340308

Hartford CT

06134-0308

Department of

Social Services

Accounts Receivable

25 Sigourney St Ste 1

Hartford CT

06106-5033

Department of Energy &

Environmental Protection

Bureau of Administration

Financial Management

79 Elm Street

Hartford CT

06106-1591

Department of Public

Health - Community

Health and Prevention

Section

MS #11 CCS

PO Box 340308

Hartford CT

06134-0308

Military Department,

Military Family Relief

Fund Fiscal Office

360 Broad St

Hartford CT

06105-3795

Make check payable to:

Treasurer, State of

Connecticut/AIDS Fund

Make check payable to:

Commissioner of Social Services/Organ Transplant Fund;

or

Commissioner of Social

Services/Safety Net Fund

Make check payable to:

DEEP-Endangered

Species/Wildlife Fund

Make check payable to:

Treasurer, State of

Connecticut/Breast

Cancer Fund

Make check payable to:

Treasurer, State of

Connecticut/Military

Family Relief Fund

 

To learn more about the Connecticut income tax and other state taxes, visit the DRS website at www.ct.gov/DRS.

 

Media calls should be directed to the communications office at (860)297-5610 or emailed to sarah.kaufman@po.state.ct.us.

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