Community service

DSNWK granted community service tax credits

Press release

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas received $150,000 under the Community Service Tax Credit program at the 50% rate through the Kansas Department of Commerce. There were 55 requests of which 29 were granted with a total of $4,084,455.75. $1 million of that went to child care projects. Tax credits are offered to donors on a first-come, first-served basis and should disappear quickly.

Tax credits are an incentive for donors to give to charities and nonprofits. Any tax credit issued by DSNWK that exceeds the tax payable by the donor is refunded to the taxpayer.

“You can use the tax credit to pay unpaid Kansas state taxes or recoup the credit on your refund,” said Jerry Michaud, president and CEO of DSNWK.

Donations to this project also count towards DSNWK’s Stronger Forever Together $5 million fundraising campaign goal.

“We are very grateful and excited to once again have the opportunity to offer these tax credits to donors,” said Michaud. “These donations will be used for economic rejuvenation through construction updates on outdated buildings targeting energy efficiency, ease of access to facilities and better connectivity.”

DSNWK is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the counties of Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.