How to Make a Scholarship Donation to CSF & Claim Your Education Tax Credit

Businesses donating to CSF to fund scholarships for low- and middle-income K-12 children in New Hampshire can receive an 85% Education Tax Credit from the State of New Hampshire against business profits tax (BPT) and/or business enterprise tax (BET), as well as the federal tax deduction, for your entire contribution.

Education Tax Credit Applications can be submitted to the NH Department of Revenue between January 1st and November 15th, and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the cap in credits is reached. Therefore, businesses are encouraged to submit the Education Tax Credit Application early in the year and we are happy to assist you. Click here to contact us.

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Step 1. Determine your eligibility and contribution amount

Estimate your New Hampshire BPT and/or BET liability for the year. Determine the amount of this liability you would like to contribute to CSF.

Step 2. Apply

Mail your completed Education Tax Credit Application (Form ED-02) between January 1st and November 15th to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration at:

NHDRA Education Tax Credit
P.O. Box 457
Concord, NH 03302-0457

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Step 3. Once approved, send contribution to CSF

Approximately 2-3 weeks after applying, you should receive written approval via mail from the Department of Revenue Administration. Within 60 days of receiving your approval and no later than December 15th, send your contribution (amount on line 7 of ED-02 application) to:

Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire
89 South Street
Concord, NH 03301

Note: If you are not eligible for an Education Tax Credit, you can still contribute to the Children’s Scholarship Fund (a 501c3 nonprofit) by making a federally tax-deductible charitable contribution.

Step 4. Receive your tax credit

CSF will send you the Education Tax Credit Scholarship Receipt within 15 days, which you must include with your New Hampshire State Tax Return to receive your tax credit. CSF will use your contribution to assist low-income children with scholarships.

We look forward to partnering this year and for many many years to come to reduce the achievement gap and help New Hampshire children get the education they need.

What Businesses Are Eligible?

Any business that pays BPT and/or BET in New Hampshire is eligible to apply for Education Tax Credits. If you are interested in making a donation through your business and receiving an Education Tax Credit, please contact CSF Executive Director Kate Baker at kbaker@scholarshipfund.org or (603) 785-0174.

 

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