Checkoff Colorado targets taxpayers, financial planners, CPAs and other tax preparers.
More than 35 years ago, Colorado became the first state in the country to allow a taxpayer to "check-off" a voluntary contribution to a state program. In 1977, the Colorado Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund became the first state income tax check-off fund in the United States. Today there are hundreds of checkoff programs in nearly every state in the country.
Every year, U.S. taxpayers contribute tens of millions of dollars to a diverse range of programs. Check-off contributions are voluntary donations from a taxpayer's refund or can come from an additional amount voluntarily added to a taxpayer’s liability. Nationwide, the most common funds support wildlife preservation, political campaigns, child abuse and neglect prevention, and U.S. Olympic committees.
$35 for 35 Years
If every taxpayer in Colorado donated $35, it could make a profound difference for our environment, homeless prevention, military families, Make-A-Wish, Alzheimer’s patients, pets, victims of domestic violence, multiple sclerosis patients and caregivers, healthy rivers, the 2-1-1 emergency assistance hotline, Goodwill, and cancer treatment.
Radio Interview with Jon Pushkin
Listen to Checkoff Colorado spokesman Jon Pushkin’s interview about Checkoff Colorado on “Colorado Conversations” - a public affairs program of Wilks Broadcasting. This aired on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 on MIX 100.3 (6am), KOOL 105 (7:30am) & 92.5 The Wolf (11pm).