It's easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2019

CONTACT: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders have the chance to help protect children when they file their state income tax returns.

A checkoff box on the state income tax return form allows residents to donate $5, $10 or more to go toward preventing child abuse in Michigan through the Children’s Trust Fund.

The Children’s Trust Fund – a nonprofit within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – serves as a voice for Michigan’s children and families and promotes their health, safety and welfare by funding effective local programs and services that help prevent child abuse and neglect.

“As Michiganders file their taxes this year, we hope they will check the Children’s Trust Fund box on the Voluntary Schedule Form,” said Michael Foley, director of the Children’s Trust Fund. “We appreciate the generous support that we receive every year from residents as they file their state taxes. Checking the box allows us to fund local programs throughout the state that prevent child abuse and neglect.”

The Children’s Trust Fund checkoff box is on the Voluntary Contribution Schedule Form 4642.

Find more information about the Children’s Trust Fund tax campaign on its website, including a toolkit for anyone who would like to promote the checkoff.

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