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Reestablish Check-offs Excluded From 2015 Tax Form

Concerning the immediate reestablishment of the voluntary contributions excluded from the 2015 Colorado income tax return form for not receiving the requisite minimum dollar amount of contributions by the statutory deadline, and, in connection therewith, expanding the number of voluntary contributions that may appear on the income tax return form and lowering the minimum amount of donations that must be received by every fund appearing on the form.
2016 Regular Session
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill Summary

The following funds in the voluntary contribution program, commonly referred to as the 'check-off' program, failed to meet the requisite $75,000 minimum in contributions over a 9-month period and were excluded from the 2015 income tax return form (form):
  • The Colorado healthy rivers fund voluntary contribution;
  • The Alzheimer's Association fund voluntary contribution;
  • The Colorado multiple sclerosis fund voluntary contribution;
  • The Colorado cancer fund voluntary contribution;
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado fund voluntary contribution; and
  • The unwanted horse fund voluntary contribution.

In order to immediately reestablish the above funds, the act expands from 15 to 20 the statutory maximum number of funds that may appear on the form at any one time. Each reestablished fund sunsets in 5 years, subject to the minimum dollar amount of contributions that all check-offs are required to receive.

The act lowers the minimum dollar amount that every fund must receive to $50,000.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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