PCACS seeks support through NAP tax credit program

2012-12-03T20:00:00Z 2012-12-03T20:17:27Z PCACS seeks support through NAP tax credit programTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 03, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Porter County residents can get a tax break while making a donation to a local nonprofit organization.

Porter County Aging and Community Services is offering tax credits as part of its Neighborhood Assistance Program. The donations are a way for community members to support PCACS’ mission and goals while receiving state tax breaks.

“Since participating in the program in the last four years, we have been successful in selling all of our NAP tax credits,” PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner said in statement. “We consider this a major accomplishment and we thank all of our community members who continue to support us even during challenging economic times.”

Lindner said this year, the agency has been awarded $7,240 in credits, which allows it to generate $14,480 in donations.

“The tax credits are essentially a way for participants to double their donations to the agency as the state gives them 50 percent back. If you donate more than $100, you will receive half that money back on your state taxes,” Lindner said.

According to the state, NAP offers $2.5 million in tax credits annually for distribution by nonprofits.

Those interested in supporting PCACS through the NAP tax credit program can contact Lindner at (219) 465-7144 or send a check to Lindner’s attention at PCACS, 1005 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 46385.

PCACS is an organization that helps seniors, those who are disabled and low-income residents by providing transportation, nutrition programs, energy assistance and activity centers.

For more information, contact PCACS at (219) 464-9736.

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