Habitat part of Neighborhood Assistance Program

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County announced their selection to participate in this year's Indiana Neighborhood Assistance Program.

This program, established by Indiana Code 6-3.1-9, offers $2.5 million in tax credits annually for distribution by not-for-profit corporations. Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County is a qualifying NAP agency, as they offer housing programs and services benefiting economically disadvantaged households and communities in Dubois County.

Organizations, corporations and individuals are each eligible to make a contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County. When they do, they will receive a tax credit on their Indiana taxes worth 50% of their contribution. For example, If an individual contributes $1,000, they will receive a $500 Indiana tax credit. Donations are reported to the Indiana Department of Revenue and a credit is given to the donor's state tax liability.

Eligible contributions include: cash, check, credit card, stock (which has been liquidated), contributions designated through United Way, in-kind donations (exclusively building materials), and property donations.

No single contributor may donate more than $50,000 in a calendar year. Contributions of amounts smaller than $100 will only be accepted if the awardee's remaining credit balance is less than $100. Services (sweat equity), supplies and equipment are not eligible in-kind donations.

For more information or to contribute, call or email Michael Richard, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County at 812-482-5995 or michael@duboishabitat.org.

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