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Tax, Credits & Checkoff Contributions
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Enter your voluntary contributions to any of the following checkoffs in boxes 57a, 57b, 57c, and 57d. Please note that you may contribute to any of the checkoffs regardless of whether you are entitled to a refund or owe additional taxes, but your contribution will reduce your refund or add to the amount you owe. Your contribution will qualify as a charitable contribution on your 2019 return if the return is filed during the 2019 calendar year. If you file an amended return, you cannot change your contribution.

Fish and Wildlife Fund

(Chickadee Checkoff). You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Iowa Fish and Wildlife Protection Fund. Your contribution through this checkoff is the primary support for Iowa's Wildlife Diversity Program which monitors, researches and manages the state's nongame species of wildlife. According to the Natural Resource Commission policy, 100% of the money donated to this program goes to the Wildlife Diversity Program. Learn more at Iowa DNR Wildlife

Iowa State Fair Foundation

(Corn Dog Checkoff). You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. The proceeds from this checkoff will be added to other sources such as gifts, donations and bequests to be used by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to fund capital projects and improvements to property on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Learn more at Blue Ribbon Foundation


You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. This checkoff will be used to train Iowa's firefighters. The money collected will be used to offset the financial burdens that many fire departments deal with when it comes to ensuring their firefighters are adequately trained in all facets of emergency response. Learn more at Iowa Fireman's Association

The amounts contributed to the joint Fire Fighter Preparedness Fund / Veterans Trust Fund checkoff will be split evenly between these two funds.

Veterans Trust Fund

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Veterans Trust Fund. This fund assists veterans with job training, expenses related to facility or at-home care, individual or family counseling, and other services.

Learn more at Veterans Trust Fund

Child Abuse Prevention

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. Proceeds will go to support the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program, which funds crisis and respite child care, parent education, child sexual abuse prevention programs, and young parent support.

Learn more at Check Off Child Abuse

Married Separate Filers:

Married couples filing separately on a combined return (filing status 3) must enter their combined checkoff amounts in the appropriate box(es) if both choose to contribute to a specific checkoff.

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