CITC: Community Investment Tax Credits!

NOAH is looking for donors who'd like to more-than-double the impact of their donation dollars!

HOW DOES IT WORK?  It's easy! Speak to us about making a cash donation of over $1,000 (but less than $136,900 as of 9/21/2015) for a 50% state tax credit. Please click here to send us an email for more information. Please click here to see more about CITC's in our brochure. Or, click here to give right now!

WHO CAN GIVE?  Anyone in the state - individuals or corporations, including not-for-profits and non-profits - can speak to us about donating over $1,000 to NOAH and receiving a 50% tax credit to use on that year's Mass. state tax return. Even if donors don't have any tax liability, or if they live out of state, they can utilize this program and receive a refund in the amount of the credit. Banks can utilize the CITC's for CRA donations.

WHEN?  Now! The CITC program has already begun. You can check out the newly promulgated CITC regulations at http://www.mass.gov/dor/businesses/help-and-resources/legal-library/regulations/62-00-income-tax/830-cmr-62-6m-1.html. But, we should mention that the credits are available on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis.

WHY? Depending on your tax bracket, your $355 donation can work like a $1,000 donation to help NOAH offer free or very low cost programming to seniors, disabled individuals, families, and children in need. Each year, we assist over 1,600 individuals in our affordable housing programming, and hundreds more in our children's, youth, ESOL and US Citzenship initiatives.  The state program is designed to encourage private contributions that help nonprofit Community Development Corporations achieve essential community goals.

EXAMPLES: Here are a few tax savings CITC examples. 

NB: Situations vary. Please consult your tax advisor.
 

Minimum Donation 35% Tax Bracket Sample Donor High Donation
$1,000   $110,000
  Mass. State Tax Credit  
$500   $55,000
  Federal Tax Deduction
(if at 35%)
 
$175   $19,250
  Total Tax Savings
(After Years 1 & 2)

 

 

$675   $74,250
  Final Out-of-Pocket Donation  
$325   $35,750

 

Various Tax Entity Scenarios Demonstrating Tax Years 1 & 2 All Total Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Individual,
Itemized
35% tax
bracket

                        
 

Individual,
  AMT
1
28% tax
bracket

                         

                    

Corporation,
Business
  35% tax
bracket

                  Nonprofit

Donation

$  10,000

$  10,000

$  10,000

$  10,000

CITC

$  (5,000)

$  (5,000)

$  (5,000)

$  (5,000)

Federal Charitable Tax Deduction2

$  (3,500)

$  (2,800)

$  (3,500)

N/A

1st Year Tax Savings

$     8,500

$     7,800

$    8,500

$5,000

1st Year Out-of-Pocket Cost

$    1,500

$    2,200

$    1,500

$    5,000

Possible 2nd Year Add Back3

$    1,750

N/A

$    1,750

N/A

Possible Final Out-of-Pocket Cost 4

$  3,250

$  2,200

$  3,250

$    5,000

1. Alternative Minimum Tax
2. Donations through the CITC program qualify for the Federal Charitable Tax Deduction on the total donation
3. A donor’s federal income tax may be impacted in the subsequent year depending on their individual situation. Because  state tax  payments can be tax deductible, a reduction in state taxes may reduce your federal deduction, thereby increasing your federal taxable income by the amount of your CITC credit/refund. At most, the Year 2 federal tax impact will be half the Year 1 federal tax savings. In contrast, taxpayers subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax will not be impacted in this manner. Please consult a tax advisor regarding specific situations.
4. Please consult a professional tax advisor to determine the final out-of-pocket cost for specific donors, as situations vary.