SCHOOL READINESS TAX CREDITS

What are they?

  • Dollar-for-Dollar refundable tax credit on Louisiana state taxes
  • Laws passed in 2007 and effective in 2008 (La. Rev. Stat.47:6107)
  • Designed to support quality child care and education
  • Re-directing tax dollars locally – as an investment in our children
  • Only Louisiana Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies can receive the money
  • The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is the Child Care Resource and Referral for our region

Who is eligible?

All businesses are eligible. A business is defined as any for-profit or not-for-profit entity and includes sole proprietors (so long as the individual is not acting in his/her personal capacity), partnerships, limited liability corporations and corporations. 

Why should I use them?

Companies can donate up to $5,000 and get it back as a credit against that company’s state income taxes or as a direct rebate from the state treasury. Companies with multiple tax ID numbers can donate $5,000 for each corporation.

DONATE NOW

To donate online, click here: SRTC Donation

How to donate online:

  • After clicking the  link above, new users of our system will have to enter their e-mail address under the section labeled "New Users." You will then be taken to the donation form.
  • For donations to count for the 2017 tax year, contributions must be received before December 31, 2017.
  • After your donation is received (you may pay with a check or a credit card - both options are available on the form above) you will be mailed a verification letter documenting your contribution from us and the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • For filing your taxes: You will need to provide a copy of your canceled check or credit card receipt to your CPA along with the letter that we provide you.

To donate by mail, download the SRTC Form

How to donate by mail:

  • Download the form and fill it out with "Yes, my contribution is enclosed." 
  • Enclose a check for the amount donated, made payable to "Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana" with "School Readiness Tax Credits" in the reference line
  • Mail to Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, 1363 Louisville Ave, Monroe, LA 71201
    • For donations to count for the 2017 tax year, contributions must be received before December 31, 2017.
  • After your donation is received (you may pay with a check or a credit card - both options are available on the form above) you will be mailed a verification letter documenting your contribution from us and the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • For filing your taxes: You will need to provide a copy of your canceled check or credit card receipt to your CPA along with the letter that we provide you.

For any additional questions about School Readiness Tax Credits, please call Cara Johnson at our office at 318-323-8775.