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YOP Tax Credits

Kids-Feb-2010-022Are you looking for ways to reduce your tax liability as the year ends? Guardian Angel Settlement Association (GASA) now offers tax credits to support its Child Development Center, through the Missouri Youth Opportunities Program (YOP).

Why Donate?

GASA’s Child Development Center offers research-based early childhood education and advocacy services to 177 low-income infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. The program is licensed and accredited by the State of Missouri and widely regarded as one of the St. Louis region’s highest performing Head Start sites. Guardian Angel is also one of St. Louis’ oldest childcare providers!

How YOP Tax Credits Work

Make a qualifying contribution by cash, credit card or transfer of stocks. GASA will provide you with a simple application that you complete. Return the application and proof of your donation to GASA for submission to the State. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your tax credit certificate for 50% of your donation from the State. You can claim the tax credit on your next income tax return (credits can be rolled over for up to 5 years).

Qualifying Donation

• Cash or stock transfers designated to support the Child Development Center
• To claim on current year tax return, gift must be dated and postmarked by end of year

Limited Availability

YOP tax credits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Brandon Sterling at (314)231-3188 x128 or sterlingb@gasastl.org to reserve tax credits or receive additional details.

Potential Savings Based on 28% Tax Bracket

In addition to receiving the tax credit, you will enjoy added state and federal tax savings. The following chart illustrates the potential benefits of your gift.

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