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Personal Income Tax Donation Options

Below are the donation lines that have been established within Pennsylvania personal income tax law. If you have an overpayment on your tax return and wish to make a donation to one of these causes, fill in the appropriate code for the organization you wish to donate to and the amount of your donation on Lines 32 through 36 of the PA-40, Personal Income Tax Return. If you do not have an overpayment on your return, you may make a donation by sending a check directly to the organization using the address listed under the description for each donation line.

CODE A: PA BREAST CANCER COALITION’S BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND

You have the opportunity to contribute to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research fund by making a donation of all or a part of your tax refund. Every penny of your donation goes directly to fund breast and cervical cancer research conducted by Pennsylvania researchers.

You can also send a direct, federal tax-deductible contribution to:

PBCC’s Refunds for Research fund
c/o PA Breast Cancer Coalition
2397 Quentin Road, Suite B
Lebanon, PA

For more information, visit www.PABreastCancer.org or call 1-800-377-8828.

CODE B: WILD RESOURCE CONSERVATION FUND

You have the chance to "Do Something Wild" and help protect Pennsylvania's non-game wildlife and native wild plants by making a contribution to the Wild Resource Conservation Fund. This special nonprofit fund helps Pennsylvania's resource agencies protect and restore these unique state treasures.

You can also send a direct, federal tax-deductible contribution to:

Wild Resource Conservation Fund
PO Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552

For more information, visit: www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/Biodiversity/WildResourceConservationprogram/Pages/default.aspx.

CODE C: MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Help those who serve our Nation and Commonwealth by making a gift to the Military Family Relief Assistance Program. Your gift will help Pennsylvania service members and their families by providing financial assistance to those with a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

You can also send a direct, tax-deductible, gift to:

Military Family Relief Assistance Program
c/o Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002

For more information visit: www.dmva.pa.gov or call, toll-free, 1-866-292-7201.

CODE D: GOVERNOR ROBERT P. CASEY MEMORIAL ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS TRUST FUND

Nearly 8,000 men, women and children in our Commonwealth are on the organ transplant waiting list and someone in Pennsylvania dies every 18 hours because a life-saving organ is not available. Thousands of others need tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. Just one organ, eye and tissue donor may save up to eight lives and heal 75 people. By contributing all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund, you help educate people about registering as a donor and provide support to living donors and families of deceased organ donors.

You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution by making your check or money order payable to the Governor Robert P. Casey memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund and mailing it to:

Department of Health
Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
Attention Organ Donation
625 Forster St.
Health and Welfare Building, Room 1000
Harrisburg, PA 17120

For more information or to register as a donor, visit: www.donatelifepa.org or www.facebook.com/DonateLifePennsylvania.

CODE E: JUVENILE (TYPE 1) DIABETES CURE RESEARCH FUND

Each year, Type 1 diabetes accounts for $14.9 billion in healthcare costs, and more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults — approximately 80 people per day — are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for living. Although the disease can be diagnosed at any age, it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults. The causes of Type 1 diabetes are unknown, and there is currently no way to prevent or cure it. Persons with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life. You have the opportunity to help find a cure for this disease by contributing all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund.

You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution by making your check or money order payable to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund and mailing it to:

Department of Health
Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services
Division of Budget
625 Forster St.
Health and Welfare Building, Room 832
Harrisburg, PA 17120

CODE F: PA CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND

The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is dedicated to funding effective and innovative child abuse and neglect prevention programs that strengthen families by promoting protective factors such as social connections, concrete supports, parenting and child development and parental resilience that can prevent instances of child maltreatment. While preventable, too many children experience maltreatment and some even die as a result of child abuse and neglect each year. The impact of maltreatment is profound with lifelong consequences. Robust funding of prevention programs can reduce child abuse and neglect and improve the lives of children and families. Every citizen has a role to play in keeping Pennsylvania’s children safe and families strong, and we encourage you to do your part. You can contribute all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to make it possible for CTF to fund more child abuse and neglect prevention programs.

CODE G: AMERICAN RED CROSS

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information or to donate, please visit redcross.org. You can also follow the Red Cross on Twitter at @RedCross.

CODE H: PENNSYLVANIA 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

You may contribute some or all of your Pennsylvania tax refund to an existing PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) or PA 529 Investment Plan (IP) account. Both plans are simple, tax-advantaged ways to save for education. For more information or to make additional contributions, please visit PA529.com or call 800-440-4000.