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Expanded Instructions
  • Line: 21
  • Step: 5
  • Step Subject: Tax, Non-refundable Credits & Checkoff Contributions
  • Instruction Year: 2023

Enter your voluntary contributions to any of the following checkoffs on line 21. 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 2024 return if the 2023 return is filed during the 2024 calendar year. If you file an amended return, you cannot change your original contribution.

Fish / Wildlife Fund - Chickadee Checkoff

You may contribute 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.

State Fair Fund - Corndog Checkoff

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Iowa State Fair Foundation fund. Your contributions to 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.

Firefighters / Veterans Fund

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Firefighter Preparedness Fund and the Veterans Trust Fund. The Firefighter Preparedness Fund is used to train Iowa's firefighters. Your contributions 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 Firefighter's Association.

The Veterans Trust 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.

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

Child Abuse Prevention

You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Child Abuse Prevention fund. Your contributions 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.