Mesa County, Co — This year, Coloradans will have a chance to donate from their state income tax refund to a local nonprofit they trust like United Way of Mesa County.
Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, taxpayers can choose to support any eligible Colorado-registered charity with a simple designation on their state income tax return. Previously, taxpayers could choose only from one of 18 causes approved by the Colorado Legislature.
If you are due a Colorado income tax refund, taking action is simple:
- Decide how much of your state income tax refund to donate (all or a portion of it).
- Enter United Way of Mesa County and our registration number 200203003588 in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund line on your state tax return or tax software – or give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents.
The Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, which takes effect starting this tax season, is being promoted through an educational campaign called ReFUND CO. More information is available at RefundWhatMatters.org.
In 2018, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in state income tax refunds averaging $563 apiece to over 1.9 million individual taxpayers, according to the most recent data available from the Colorado Department of Revenue. If taxpayers choose to donate just a portion of their refunds this tax season, the surge of support will give much-needed funding to community nonprofits like ours across Colorado.
At United Way, we believe the caring power of the community can provide everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential. With these added donations through the Refund CO program, we can continue to address complex issues with our community partners and increase our efforts to improve the health, education and self-reliance or every person in Mesa County.