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EPIC’s members are committed to a future where supporting families and children first provide pathways to business success and economic growth. Our members enjoy collaborating with other influential leaders in the community to build these pathways. As advocates for family-friendly workplaces and policies around quality child care and education, we value time gathering with other community leaders to spread the message.
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The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit enables qualified child care providers and intermediary organizations to receive financial donations directly from individuals and businesses. These funds can be used by the child care program in a number of ways, including:
Colorado leads the nation in providing a tax-advantaged tool for child care through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC). This unique public / private partnership allows individuals and businesses to claim a 50% state income tax credit for qualified contributions to child care providers (up to $100,000). You can find a licensed child care provider to donate to here.
CCTC contributions are used to establish and operate licensed child care facilities, fund grant programs (scholarships) for parents who need help paying for care and supplement professional development costs for individuals working in the child care sector.
When receiving donations, child care facilities must complete Colorado Department of Revenue Form DR 1317 and provide it to the donor for submission with their Colorado Income Tax Return.
Organizations providing similar services to a licensed child care provider may be considered a qualified intermediary and must complete Colorado Department of Revenue Form DR 1318 to register to become a qualified organization for purposes of the CCTC. These organizations include:
Organizations and facilities that received qualifying contributions prior to January 1, 2004 may qualify for exception from
certain rules applicable to the credit. If this applies, please use the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Grandfathered Organization Application DR 1319.
Questions about CCTC? Download our FAQs.
Family-friendly workplace policies and practices can help your employees thrive at work by building a culture of trust and support that results in increased productivity, job satisfaction, and a happier and healthier workforce.
Alongside our partner, Health Links, we help employers by providing tools to help assess how family friendly your workplace is and to inform future programs and policies, including benefits, flexibility, and caregiving.
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