Children’s Promise Act

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120 Years Serving the Children of Mississippi

Since 1896, we have cared for 11,000 children in Mississippi.

Our Jackson campus has 4 therapeutic group homes for teens.

The foster children we serve have medical or mental health needs.

Through your support, we are breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect.

Children's Promise Act

Change a Child’s Life While  Receiving a Tax Credit

Last year the Mississippi Legislature passed “The Children’s Promise Act” which provides a dollar for dollar TAX CREDIT to individuals and companies who give to a qualified charity. Through this act, you can give to The Methodist Children’s Homes and receive your tax credit.

Tax Credits for Businesses

How Your Business Can Change A Child’s Life Through The Children’s Promise Act

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Download and submit the MSDOR application for tax allocation.

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Download and submit the MSDOR application for tax allocation.

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Download and submit the MSDOR application for tax allocation.

Your donation to Methodist Children’s Homes can be a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR TAX CREDIT up to 50% of your Mississippi state tax liability. The total funding available is $5 Million, but it its first-come-first-serve. Act now to ensure your business benefits!

Tax Credit For Individuals

How You Can Change A Child’s Life Through The Children’s Promise Act

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Download and submit the MSDOR application for tax allocation.

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Give a donation to the children of Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi. Up to $1,000 will be matched as a tax credit on your MS state tax return.

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Send your gift certification form to the MSDOR with your 2021 Mississippi tax return.

When you make a cash contribution to Methodist Children’s Homes this year, your gift of up to $1000 can receive a 100% state tax credit. The full amount of your donation will be deducted from your 2019 tax liability.

MSDOR Application

To make sure your gift to Methodist Children’s Homes is eligible for the full tax credit, you must apply for certification of the credit amount with the MS Department of Revenue. Your gift will be certified within 30-days based on the funds available in the $3 million tax credit fund. You will submit your certification with your state tax return to receive your credit.

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Additional Information

The Methodist Children’s Homes is a Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCCO). This designation allows your gift to be eligible for the tax credit.

We serve more than 100 foster children each year. For every dollar you donate, 86% goes towards the care of our children.

To learn more about how your gift can benefit the ministry of Methodist Children’s Homes of MS, contact: Samantha Kalahar at skalahar@mchms.org or call 601.853.5000 ext 2201.

Information shared is based on guidance from the MS Department of Revenue’s Income Tax Technical Bulletin TB 80-501-19-1. Further information can be found at www.dor.ms.gov.