70% State Tax Credit FAQ

Note: If you received your Certificate of Eligibility for your 2023 state tax credit and want to know next steps, click here more information.

It is an amount subtracted from the amount of taxes you owe to the state. A tax credit is different from exemptions and deductions. In contrast to exemptions and deductions, which reduce a filer’s taxable income, credits directly reduce a filer’s tax liability — that is, the amount of tax a filer owes. Taxpayers subtract their credits from the tax they would otherwise owe to determine their final tax liability.

CARDV currently has 70% state tax credits for donations of $100 or more over the course of the calendar year. In other words, if you donate $100, your tax credit will be $70. 

If you are an individual or business and pay taxes in the State of Missouri and make a qualifying donation, you are eligible.

Income Tax (excluding withholding tax), Corporate Franchise Tax, Bank Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Express Companies Tax.

  • Cash: Receipt provided by CARDV
  • Check: Copy of the cancelled check, front and back (available on your bank statement, or can usually be printed directly from your bank website). If not possible, then include a copy of the original check and CARDV will attach a receipt.
  • Credit Card: Legible transaction receipt with the name and address of CARDV; name, address, and telephone number of the contributor; amount and the date the contribution was received; signature of a representative of CARDV. Receipts should have the credit card account number blacked out. Note: We proposed a simpler solution to this and submitted it to the state; it is pending approval. If approved, CARDV could provide the necessary documentation for you.  Feel free to contact the director and fiscal manager at finance@callawaycardv.org if you donated by credit card and want to confirm if you need to provide documentation or not.
  • Stocks and Bonds: Values of contributed stocks and bonds must be determined by a reputable source (e.g. Wall Street Journal, NYSE, NASDAQ, etc.). Information required when submitting applications for tax credit shall include the source and date the stock was valued and how the bond amount was determined.
  • Other: See page 2 of the tax credit application for additional information.

Please send your application to CARDV by January 22, 2024, in order to allow for time for the State to process it.  You may mail it to:

Attn: Executive Director
PO Box 786
Fulton, MO 65251

  • Apply early. Allow 5 business days for CARDV to receive and process your application.  Then expect the State to take 8-10 weeks to process your application.  You will receive your tax credit from the State in the mail.
  • Cumulative Donations: If you donated multiple times throughout the calendar year, you may submit one application with the total amount donated.  However, all donations must be within the same calendar year.
  • If you are married and file jointly, include both your and your spouse’s name and signatures.
  • Signatures must be ORIGINAL and signed in pen or they will be returned, and your tax credit will be delayed.  If the signatures look like they are scanned, copied, or electronic, they will NOT be accepted.
  • Be sure to include your phone number with your donation if you are interested in a tax credit. This information is required on the application and receipt, and it is also helpful in case our Executive Director needs to contact you to clarify any information.